George Medal

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ALLEN, John Duncan

On the 9th July 1943 the then Sergeant John Duncan Allen was awarded the George Medal in recognition of conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. This was awarded for "saving a life in a rock climbing accident in Gibraltar on the 21st March 1943." 
Sources: London Gazettes Supplement 36085 page 3103 and Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CHARLTON, Thomas Albert

Pte. Charlton served in the Holding Operational Commando (HOC).  Post war he served as a Lieutenant in the Federation of Malaya Police Force.  Police Lieutenant Charlton was awarded the George Medal on the 24th April 1951 for his gallantry whilst serving in the Malay Police.
He was later killed in action during a bandit ambush in South Johor on the 5th May 1954.

Citation for the George Medal

LILEY, Eric Vincent

Fus Liley, from Scarborough, served in No 3 Commando. Post war in 1950 he was awarded the George Medal for saving the life of a man in a quarry accident.  He was also presented with the Daily Herald Order of Industrial Heroism at the Roscoe Rooms, Scarborough, on the 22nd July 1950.
His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 86 of 1988.

Citation for the George Medal:

Eric Vincent Liley, lately Dumper Driver, Scalby Road Quarry, Scarborough.

ROBERTS, Richard

Richard Roberts served in 'C' troop of No 4 Commando. He contnued his military service after the war serving in Korea. He was awarded the George Medal in 1947 whilst attached to 1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers.

His death was announced in Commando Association Newsletter 60 of 1975.

WADGE, Eric James

Cpl. Wadge was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe whilst a Medical Orderly in No 3 Commando.
Post war whilst serving in the Malaya Police he was awarded the George Medal for his gallantry during the Malayan crisis.

Citation for the George Medal

Eric James WADGE, D.C.M., Police Lieutenant, Federation of Malaya Police Force.

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