george's medals

The George Medal was introduced at the same time as the George Cross when, during the summer of 1940 as Britain came under intense air attack, Winston Churchill thought that a new medal to recognise the many acts of gallantry being performed by civilians should be introduced. The King agreed and in January 1941 the Warrants relating to award of the GC and the GM were published.

It's not certain when George was presented with the Fire Service Gallantry Medal – it's known that the Police equivalent (the King's Police Medal (KPM)) was instituted on 7 July 1909, and later became the combined King's Police and Fire Services Medal (KPFSM), issued principally in recognition of the heroism shown by Fire Service officers during war time, warranted 6 September 1940, after the Tongham incident of 22, 23 August 1940, but nevertheless before the George Medal was instituted, 24 September 1940.

1914-15 Star | British War 1914-18 | Victory Medal 1914-18
George Medal | Scouts Bronze Cross | SR Silver Gilt Medal
Fire Service Gallantry