George Cross : The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross, for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. On 5th December 1940 an unexploded bomb had fallen in premises at 590 Romford Road, Manor Park, London. This was causing a serious disruption to traffic movements and on 13th December Capt. Blaney attempted to remove the fuse, alone, the way he always insisted upon working. He crawled into the crater and tackled it whereupon the bomb exploded and Capt. Blaney lost his life.