Template:Medal category

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This is intended to be used on categories which contains sets of people who have received awards. An awful lot of our readers seem to interpret these pages as "lists of recipients", and try to add people, or write to us to ask why someone isn't listed - and, for some reason, the categories for medals and other distinctions seem to be where this is most common. See this discussion for background.

The template is constructed:

{{medal category
|nationality= An adjective before "recipients", most often used for their nationality, depending on categorisation.
|award= The name of the article on the award (required)
|period=comes after "award", eg/ "in World War II". Also useful for other notes.
}}

eg {{Medal category|award=Purple Heart}}; {{Medal category|award=Victoria Cross|nationality=Australian|period=during World War II}}