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George Walter Inwood GC

George Walter Inwood (22/09/1905 – 16/10/1940) was awarded the George Cross while serving with the Home Guard in Birmingham between 15-16 October 1940. “He was 34 years old and serving in the Home Guard. After a heavy air raid, Inwood … Continue reading

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Edward Womersley Reynolds EGM

Edward Womersley Reynolds (1917 – 14/12/1955)  was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM) for two separate incidents in Bristol in the late summer of 1940. The Citation reads: “Lieutenant Edward Womersley Reynolds, 101 and 102 Bomb Disposal Sections, RE. On 17th … Continue reading

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James Cooper VC

James Cooper (09/1840 – 09/08/1889) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the  Andaman Islands Expedition in 1867. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 17 December 1867, Issue: 23333, Page: 6878, reads: “THE Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her … Continue reading

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George Ravenhill VC.

George Albert Ravenhill (21/02/1872 – 14/04/1921) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place on 15 December 1899 at the Battle of Colenso. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of  4 … Continue reading

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Alfred Wilcox VC.

Alfred Wilcox (16/12/1884 – 30/03/1954) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War. The Citation reads: “On 12 September 1918 near Laventie, France, when his company was held up by enemy machine-gun fire at short range, … Continue reading

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Arthur Vickers VC.

Arthur “Titch” Vickers (02/02/1882 – 27/07/1944) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during  the First World War in September 1915 at Hulloch, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 November 1915 Supplement: 29371 Page: 11450 reads: “3719 Private Arthur … Continue reading

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George Onions VC.

George Onions (02/03/1883 – 02/04/1944) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War in 1918. The Citation reads: “On 22 August 1918 south of Achiet-le-Petit, France, Lance-Corporal Onions, having been sent out with one man to … Continue reading

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The Hall of Memory, Birmingham

The major War Memorial in Birmingham is the Hall of Memory. I visited it on 10 April 2014, and it was a very pretty structure, although I do expect many people have very little idea of what it is or … Continue reading

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