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Decoration - Georges Vanier - We were there

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Distinguished Service Order
Instituted in 1886 and awarded for acts of bravery by officers, this decoration took precedence over the Military Cross. The one shown here was awarded to Vanier. The recipient's military file sometimes summarizes the acts that earned the man a prestigious decoration. The majority of medals and decorations awarded during the First World War are British and as such are listed in the London Gazette.

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