Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
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Mentioned in Despatches is a military award for gallantry or commendable service. Officers would submit reports on operations to their superiors which would include mention of soldiers who performed notworthy actions or showed gallantry. These reports would be published in the London Gazette, meaning that any named soldier would be mentioned in despatches. Soldiers receive a certificate and are entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf.
312 university members were mentioned in despatches.
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