The World War One British Army Medal index cards were created and kept by the Army Medal Office in Droitwich. Worcestershire. The cards were designed to keep an accurate record of the many medal entitlements earned by soldiers during the war.

Along with entitlement details of each soldier, some of the 4.5 million index cards in this record set contain additional notes and annotations on the medals given. Although the majority of the cards contain the details of British soldiers, the records do contain a number of commonwealth soldiers, as well as those who took part in operations on the North West Frontier in 1919.

Each record includes a partial transcription of the original Medal Index Card that lists a soldier’s name, service number and corps. Follow the URL included in the transcription to view online and download the original index card that is kept at The National Archives for a small fee.