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Wallace (Wally) Arnold Oakes GC.

Wallace (Wally) Arnold Oakes (23/04/1932 – 12/06/1965), a traindriver with British Rail, was awarded the George Cross posthumously for his bravery on 5th June 1965. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette published on 15 October 1965, Supplement: 43793, Page: … Continue reading

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War Memorials in Stroud

My visit to Stroud in September 2017 was somewhat of a disaster, although a number of goals were achieved. One of those goals was to photograph any war memorials that I would see on my way. Unfortunately the Stroud War … Continue reading

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War Memorials in Painswick

While attempting to visit Stroud last weekend I ended up in Painswick in Gloucestershire instead, and while I was there I photographed two War Memorials. The first was outside the parish church of Saint Mary in Painswick. The memorial is surrounded by Yew … Continue reading

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George Hinckley VC.

George Hinckley (22/06/1819 – 31/12/1904) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Taiping Rebellion. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 6 February 1863, Issue: 22705, Page: 642, reads: “George Hinckley, Able Seaman of Her Majesty’s sloop “Sphinx.” Date of Act … Continue reading

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