Ernest was awarded the Level 3 Gallantry Medal which was established during the First World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London Gazette issue 29535, to personnel of the British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank.
It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded the M.M.).
The military decoration was awarded to Ernest Edward Knibbs for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery in North West Europe between 1944-1945.
Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and Ernest Edward Knibbs earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.
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