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How can I find out if my ancestor won an award for their war efforts in Hull?

The records at C TYG include letters notifying the authorities of outstanding conduct performed by men and women, both civilians and members of the Civil Defence service. In some cases, these are advanced to be nominated for a commendation or gallantry award, though the outcome is not always given.

The names in these records have been indexed and include both those who have been recommended and those who have given witness statements. These are now available to search via the online catalogue.

The National Archives holds further records, HO 250 Home Office: Inter-departmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards: Minutes and Recommendations, which include copies of evidence submitted and their recommendations. These have not been indexed so it is not known whether information pertaining to Hull exists within these records.