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Country: Great Britain
Established: 1854
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
The oldest British award for gallantry and second only to the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was awarded to enlisted personnel, non-commissioned officers and warrant officers of any nation, in any branch of the service, for distinguished conduct in battle. For each subsequent act of gallantry, the recipient was awarded a silver, laurelled bar.

For services during the Great War, the London Gazette announced the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) to members of the flying services 103 times:

Airmen who received the DCM: 102
Airmen who received a first Bar to the DCM: 1
Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Hargreaves, James McKinlay
16 Nov 1915*
12 Johnson, Frank
DCM - 26 Apr 1917*
Bar - 03 Sep 1918*
13 Mather, Malcolm Brown
01 May 1918*
14 McGinness, Paul Joseph
31 May 1916*
15 Smith, William Thomas
16 Stanton, Frederick Cecil
25 Nov 1916*
17 Stephenson, Thomas Frederick
18 Sutherland, Leslie William
19 Walker, William
17 Nov 1917*
* Gazetted
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