Médaille Millitaire

The Médaille militaire (Military Medal) was first instituted in 1852 and is a decoration of the French Republic.

Created by Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic, on 22 January 1852, by decree. 

TheMédaille Militaire(Military Medal) was created to reward warrant officers, corporals, sergeants, soldiers and sailors for military service, especially for acts of courage in combat. In June 1852, it was decided that theMédaille Militairewould also be awarded to generals and marshals.



Company Sergeant Major 240358 Edwin Angrave MM


1/5th Bn, Leicestershire Regiment.

Died of Wounds 5th October 1918, Aged 38.

Buried Tincourt new British Cemetery, Somme France  V1. F. 19. 


Mr. George Angrave and his wife Ann of Nanpanton received official notification that their son, Edwin Angrave 1/5thBattalion Leicestershire Regiment whilst attacking the Hindenburg Line was struck by a shell fragment and died from his wounds on October 5th1918. He was 38 years old. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in 1/5 Leicester's, and went to France in February 1915. He served with his unit for 3 years and seven months. Company Sergeant Major Angrave was awarded the French Medal Millitaire for good work in the spring of 1918. Prior to the war he lived at Woodhouse Eaves and was well known and respected. He also served in the Boar War with the Leicestershire Volunteer service Company.
St. Pauls F.C. Edwin Angrave (Goalkeeper) back row 4 from left.