Allied Subjects' Medal

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Medal in bronze

The Allied Subjects' Medal was a British decoration instituted in 1922,[1] and awarded to those who helped British and Commonwealth soldiers behind enemy lines between 1914-1918.

The medal was awarded in silver and bronze. 134 medals were awarded in silver and 574 in bronze, most of them to Belgian and French citizens.[2] Half of the recipients were female.

In the Second World War the King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom took its place.


  1. ^ "War Office and Air Ministry: Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War". The National Archives. Retrieved 8 February 2011. The Allied Subjects Medal was instituted in 1922 
  2. ^ Zie 34199