Mentioned in Despatches (MID) is a military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service. A despatch is an official report from a senior commander, usually of an army, to his superiors, detailing the conduct of military operations. In the British Armed Forces, this report is published in the London Gazette. If a subordinate officer or soldier performs a noteworthy action included in the report, he/she is said to have been "mentioned in despatches".
This is an incomplete list of Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) recipients from the London Borough of Lewisham area and is being added to as new people are found.
- Barfoot, Edgar Harry William MSM, MiD
- Barling, George Reuben MiD
- Brereton, Ernest Stephen MiD
- Campbell, Lorne Maclaine VC
- Cartwright, Harry Charles MiD
- Fraser, Frederick Gordon MC MiD
- Griffin, Leslie Stewart Herbert MC
- Jessop, James Oliver, MiD
- Knight, John Peake MiD DSO
- Kriekenbeek, Ronald Edward Elliott, Major MiD
- Leigh-Bennett, Olliff Spencer MiD
- Maling, George Allen MiD VC
- Oliver, Norman Rudland MiD
- Oliver, William Henry Rudland MiD
- Stirling, Gordon Sheffield MC, MiD
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