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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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ERPM Memorial. Boksburg

This memorial to the soldiers of East Rand Proprietary Mines Boksburg, who lost their lives during World War 1, is to be found in the South East corner of the intersection between Main Reef Road and Pretoria/Comet Rds. The image … Continue reading

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