george cross

GEORGE CROSS
The George Cross (GC) is the second highest award of the United Kingdom honours system awarded "for acts of the greatest heroism or for most conspicuous courage in circumstance of extreme danger", not in the presence of the enemy, to members of the British armed forces and to British civilians. Posthumous awards have been allowed since it was instituted. It was previously awarded to residents of Commonwealth countries (and in one case to Malta, a colony which subsequently became a Commonwealth country), most of which have since established their own honours systems and no longer recommend British honours. It may be awarded to a person of any military rank in any service and to civilians including police, emergency services and merchant seamen. Many of the awards have been personally presented by the British monarch to recipients or, in the case of posthumous awards, to next of kin. These investitures are usually held at Buckingham Palace.
  1. EOD Southwell, Bennett

    SURNAME Southwell FORENAME Bennett UNIT HMS Vernon,Royal Navy RANK Ordinary Seaman NUMBER P/JX 204557 AWARD George Cross PLACE London,England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  2. EOD Ryan, Richard John Hammersley

    SURNAME Ryan FORENAME Richard John Hammersley UNIT HMS President,Royal Navy RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER AWARD George Cross PLACE England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  3. EOD Moxey, Eric Lawrence

    SURNAME Moxey FORENAME Eric Lawrence UNIT Air Ministry,Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve RANK A/Squadron Leader NUMBER 73498 AWARD George Cross PLACE England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  4. EOD Hiscock, William Ewart

    SURNAME Hiscock FORENAME William Ewart UNIT HMS St Angelo,Royal Navy RANK Lieutenant (A/Lieutenant Commander) NUMBER AWARD George Cross PLACE Malta 1941 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION holder of D.S.C. killed see Roll of Honour
  5. EOD Goodman, George Herbert

    SURNAME Goodman FORENAME George Herbert UNIT HMS Nile,Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve RANK T/Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD George Cross PLACE Egypt 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  6. EOD Ellingworth, Reginald Vincent

    SURNAME Ellingworth FORENAME Reginald Vincent UNIT HMS Vernon,Royal Navy RANK Chief Petty Officer NUMBER P/J 26011 AWARD George Cross PLACE England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  7. EOD Blaney, Michael Floud

    SURNAME Blaney FORENAME Michael Floud UNIT Royal Engineers (Bomb Disposal) RANK A/Captain NUMBER 119978 AWARD George Cross PLACE England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  8. EOD Gibson, Michael

    SURNAME Gibson FORENAME Michael UNIT 9 Bomb Disposal Company,Royal Engineers RANK Sergeant NUMBER 4445289 AWARD George Cross PLACE Coventry,England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  9. EOD Campbell, Alexander Fraser

    SURNAME Campbell FORENAME Alexander Fraser UNIT 9 Bomb Disposal Company,Royal Engineers RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 135004 AWARD George Cross PLACE Coventry,England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  10. EOD Schmid, Olaf Sean George

    SURNAME Schmid FORENAME Olaf Sean George UNIT 11 EOD Regiment,Royal Logistic Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD George Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2009 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. PARAS 2 Wright, Mark William

    SURNAME Wright FORENAME Mark William UNIT 3 Para RANK Corporal NUMBER 25087140 AWARD George Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2006 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. PARAS Duncan, Charles Alfred

    SURNAME Duncan FORENAME Charles Alfred UNIT 4 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 6287023 AWARD George Cross PLACE Tunisia 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. PARAS 2 Willetts, Michael

    SURNAME Willetts FORENAME Michael UNIT 3 Para RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23910067 AWARD George Cross PLACE Northern Ireland ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  14. SOE Nicholls, Arthur Frederick Crane

    SURNAME Nicholls FORENAME Arthur Frederick Crane UNIT Force 133 SOE RANK Brigadier NUMBER 62269 AWARD George Cross PLACE Albania 1943-44 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  15. 14th INTELL Nairac, Robert Laurence

    SURNAME Nairac FORENAME Robert Laurence UNIT 14th Intelligence Company (4th Field Survey Troop) RANK Captain NUMBER 493007 AWARD George Cross PLACE Northern Ireland 1977 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  16. SAS Horsfield, Kenneth

    SURNAME Horsfield FORENAME Kenneth UNIT 2 SAS (3 Squadron) RANK Corporal NUMBER 353119 AWARD George Cross PLACE Italy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Manchester Regiment killed 18.8.1944 - see Roll of Honour
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