Category Archives: World War 2

Malvern Priory War Memorial

I visited Malvern Priory on 13 September 2019 and took the following images of the War Memorial inside. The memorial may be described as :“Large wall-mounted stone tablet is flanked by stone figures of Mary with Child and crown (left) … Continue reading

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Great Malvern War Memorial

on 13 September 2019 I visited Great Malvern, and on my list of things to see was the War Memorial. The War Memorial in the Priory is dealt with in a separate post. The War Memorial is directly in front … Continue reading

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Stratford-upon-Avon War Memorials

The main War Memorial in Stratford-upon-Avon may be found in The Remembrance Gardens bounded by College Street and Old Town (Google Earth co-ordinates:  52.187884°,  -1.708347°). There are a number of memorials in the gardens and it is a peaceful place. … Continue reading

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Oxford War Memorial

The War Memorial in Oxford may be found 130 metres south of St. Giles’ Churchyard, on the intersection of Banbury and Woodstock Roads (Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.758313°, -1.260130°).  It was unveiled and dedicated on 13 July 1921 and may be … Continue reading

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S.A.S. Somerset

This post has been written many years after the fact and to be honest prior to today I have never really had much to add to a SAS Somerset post. However, I have recently found the handout I received when … Continue reading

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Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer GC

Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer (03/02/1915 – 03/05/2015) was awarded the George Cross for extensive work on defusing German bombs dropped on United Kingdom during World War II. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 September 1941, Issue: 35292, Page: 5653, … Continue reading

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Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross

The Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross Plaque may be found at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Lt Col Geoffrey Keyes VC, MC. Lt Col Charles Newman VC Sgt Thomas Durrant VC Maj Patrick Porteus VC L/Cpl Henry Harden … Continue reading

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Forest Frederick Edward “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas GC

Forest Frederick Edward “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas (17/06/1902 – 26/02/1964) was a British Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent in the Second World War and was awarded the George Cross for his clandestine work behind enemy lines.  Yeo-Thomas was known by the Gestapo as “The White Rabbit”.  … Continue reading

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James Hendry GC

James Hendry (20/12/1911 – 13/06/1941) was was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his self sacrifice  on 13/06/1941 Loch Laggan, Scotland. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 March 1943, Supplement: 35962, Page: 1511 reads:  “The KING has been graciously … Continue reading

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John *Jock” Rennie GC

John *Jock” Rennie (1919 – 29/10/1943) was awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he displayed in protecting others during a training accident at Riddlesworth near Slough on 29 October 1943. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 May 1944, Supplement: 36529, Page: … Continue reading

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