King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom
|King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom|
|Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Eligibility||civilians, mostly foreigners|
|Awarded for||meritorious service in furtherance of the interests of the British Commonwealth in the allied cause|
|Campaign||World War II|
|Description||Silver disk, 36mm diameter.|
|Established||23 August 1945|
|Next (higher)||King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom|
|Related||Allied Subjects' Medal|
Ribbon bar of the medal
The King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom is a British medal instituted by the The Sovereign, on 23 August 1945. It was to recognize civilian foreign nationals, mainly of allied countries, who had given meritorious service to further the interests of the British Commonwealth or the Allied cause during World War II. The medal was awarded 2,539 times. Those who helped British military personnel to escape the enemy and escape from occupied areas or for other dangerous work for the British or Allied cause during the war were eligible for the King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom.
- Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: King's Medal for Service (KMS Series) Records, The National Archives, date accessed 2011-04-04.
- King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom, It's an Honour, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government of Australia, 22 January 2009, date accessed 2011-04-04