Category talk:Recipients of the Military Cross

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I should like to add one name to the list, that of my Great-Uncle William Younger Gow. He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1919, in the Birthday Honours List. He was born in Dalnaspidal, Perthshire, son of James Gow, deerstalker to the Duke of Atholl, who was a member of the only legal private army in the United Kingdom, the Duke's private army, The Atholl Highlanders. William Younger Gow became a 2nd Lieutenant in 1/8th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the Great War. As part of the 55th (South Midlands) Division, the 1/8th saw action on the Western Front 1915-1917 and was sent to support Italy in late 1917. In summer 1918, the Division was back on the Western Front. I do not have details of the actions which resulted in the award of the M.C. to Great-Uncle Willie, but the award is checkable via Britain's National Archives.

I would also like to add the name of my Grandfather, Captain Reginald Thomas Whatley (REME), who was awarded the Military Cross on 14th October 1943 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:49, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Dominic Bruce OBE MC AFM KSG MA RAF — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcnick (talkcontribs) 08:46, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

The idea of categories is to group together articles which already exist in Wikipedia. Generally there aren't enough sources available to make recipients of the MC notable on those grounds alone. David Underdown (talk) 21:02, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Military Cross - Oliver George Connell[edit]

Dear Sirs,

My Great Uncle received the Military Cross during the First World War. He is not listed on your recipients page. His name was Doctor Oliver George Connell (1884-1972). He was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Core (R.A.M.C.) and attached to the Head Quarters Royal Engineers, 41st Division.

We still have his medal along with the note explaining why he was awarded it. "For marked gallantry and devotion to duty at Courtral on the night of October 19th-20th 1918 when he went forward with a field company of Royal Engineers to the bank of the River Lye, remained with them throughout the bridging operations and though in an exposed position and subject to intense enemy shelling, dressed the wounded, and by his fine devotion to duty saved several lives".

Would it be possible to add him to the list.

Thank you in anticipation.

Kind regards,

Allan Finlay — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hartwood (talkcontribs) 11:07, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

MC recipient missing from list[edit]

Dear Sirs,

              in going to this site I noted the absence of my father from the list. He was Major Keith Robert Gentles MC, 4/6th Rajputana Rifles, 4th Indian Div, 8th Army. He won the MC as a Captain in the North African campaign in 1943. I can provide more precise and fuller details if desired.

                                                                              Signed: Lt Col(Retd) M.R. Gentles CD
                                                                                      Princess Patricia's Canadian Infantry  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:11, 30 November 2012 (UTC)