George Medal (GM)

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ALLEN, John Duncan

John Duncan Allen 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
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." [1]
He had previously received a MiD whilst a Lance Sergeant for "gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy." [2]

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Royal Marines
Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].
  • October 2004 (Warrant Officer 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea  [2].

CHARLTON, Thomas Albert

Holding Operational Commando

Private Thomas Albert 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

GAGE, Tony

Commando Basic Training Centre
Sergeant Tony Gage, GM served on the staff at Achnacarry. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Vancouver, Canada.
Citation for the George Medal

KEERY, William James

Corporal William Keery GM
No 1 Commando
Corporal William James Keery G.M. served in No.1 Commando. He was one of the Police intakes into the Commandos.
Whilst serving as a Constable, aged 25yrs, in the Metropolitan Police he had been awarded the George Medal [1] for rescuing 7 persons trapped in a cellar at Queens Buildings Scovell Road at Lambeth, London, on 15 October 1940 [2].

LILEY, Eric Vincent

No 3 Commando

Fusilier Eric 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.
Eric Vincent Liley, lately Dumper Driver, Scalby Road Quarry, Scarborough.
Donal Sutherland, Foreman, Scalby Road Quarry, Scarborough.

ROBERTS, Richard

No 4 Commando
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.
Recommendation for the George Medal

RUSSELL, Anthony

Royal Marines
Sergeant Anthony Russell was awarded the George Medal for bravely volunteering and successfully conducting a winch rescue, in darkness, of a father and son trapped on board a yacht floundering in heavy seas on 7th July 2011.
London Gazette 60456, page 5741.

SCOTT, Thomas Fields

Cpl Tom Scott GM
No 11 Commando
Corporal Thomas Scott served in 11 Commando 10 troop. [1]
In October 1945 it was announced that he had been awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. [2] There is an SOE file held in his name at the National Archives. [3].
The death of Cpl. Tom Scott GM, of Westfield, Bathgate, West Lothian, was announced to members in Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986. 

WADGE, Eric James

No 3 Commando
Corporal Eric Wadge was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] 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 [2] 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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