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Museum of the Manchester Regiment 


Medal Collection

The Medals of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert 'Rex' King-Clark L-R  MBE, Military Cross, General Service Medal Palestine, 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, 1939-45 defence medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Korea Medal British, Korea Medal UN, Coronation Medal 1953                                                                                      There are over 10,000 items in the Museum’s Collection.

About one quarter are medals, which reflect the service of some 800 individuals, over the past 250 years.

These medals include those earned for service, bravery, sporting success and temperance.

The medals span the ages, from service in the French West Indies, during the early 1800’s, through to those awarded for service in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Six of the fourteen Victoria Crosses (VCs), earned by men of the Regiment, are on display in the Museum along with a wide range of other Gallantry Awards such as the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM).

The Man Behind The Medals Project

Thanks to a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Link to External Website the museum has researched the life and times of each of these individuals.

Medal Roll

This ‘Medal Roll’ is a list of the medals held in the Museum’s Collection (2011-12). This list does not include sports, temperance or other prize awards held by the Museum.

Download the latest Medal Roll(1.47MB)

Once you have found a man’s surname you can find his medals in the location listed. Some medals are in the reserve collection, located off-site and can be viewed by appointment*.

*Bdg: L: Ladysmith Gallery. S: Stores.