Definition of Military Medal in English:

Military Medal

(also MM)


  • (in the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration for distinguished active service on land, instituted in 1916 (originally for enlisted soldiers).

    • ‘One East and one West African brigade participated in the re-taking of Abyssinia and one man from each was awarded the Military Medal.’
    • ‘The Military Medal awarded to him before his death will also feature in the exhibition alongside his British War Medal 1914-1920 and his Victory Medal 1914-1919.’
    • ‘Before 1993 only officers received the Military Cross, other ranks receiving the Military Medal.’
    • ‘Les returned from the war in 1944 with a Military Medal, and held his son Bryan for the first time.’
    • ‘He fought in the trenches at Delville Wood and Paschaendale, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and also the Military Medal for bravery.’
    • ‘Harry, who died last month, was educated at Lees Primary School where his father Arthur, who won the Military Medal for bravery in the First World War, was headmaster.’
    • ‘Martin Bentley, 47, bearer of the Military Medal for bravery, was with his two daughters aged nine and 14.’
    • ‘The Germans were killed and Private Hall's actions earned him the Military Medal.’
    • ‘Ron also led his platoon by example, which resulted in him being awarded the Military Medal for bravery under fire.’
    • ‘He won the Military Medal, but was best loved for his ability to cook up ‘amazing’ meals from nothing.’
    • ‘He served in the French army during the First World War and was awarded a Military Medal.’
    • ‘Arthur won the Military Medal for the action in which he was killed but the citation detailing the courage that cost him his life was probably thrown on to a bonfire of family papers that is said to have burned for two days.’
    • ‘His Military Medal and war service medal were also put up for sale.’
    • ‘A second World War soldier who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery died from blood clots in his lungs as a result of deep vein thrombosis.’
    • ‘They were one of the most decorated small units of the war, with three DSOs, one Military Cross, one DCM and four Military Medals.’