Second World War: Gallantry Awards

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 of civilian gallantry awards, and their research guide will help you search them.

You can also search The Gazette, which records both military and civilian awards.