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Kent George Cross Register


The George Cross was instituted by King George VI in 1940 to meet the need for a decoration for supreme gallantry not actually on the field of battle, a civilian award equal to that of the Victoria Cross (VC) which was awarded to military personnel for actions in the face of the enemy. The George Cross itself is of silver, and suspended from a dark blue ribbon and is worn before ALL other medals and decorations except the Victoria Cross. There are to date 155 direct winners of the George Cross, and in addition, at the time of it's institution (24 September 1940), it was decreed that winners of the Empire Gallantry Medal still living at that time (112 of them) should have their EGM medals exchanged for a George Cross. Similarly in 1971, another Royal Warrant was published, stating that all living holders of the Albert Medal (64) and the Edward Medal (68) would henceforth be deemed to be holders of the George Cross.


22 gallant men & woman all with a connection to the county of Kent

CROSSLEY E
(Gillingham)
DAY H.M.A
(Brenchley)
DOLPHIN A.G
(Bromley)
EDWARDS A.F
(Faversham)
EVANS D.H
(Dover)
GOAD W
(Chatham)
GRAY H.B
(Gillingham)
HARRIS C.T
(Gillingham)
HARRISON L.H
(Bexleyheath)
HENDERSON H.R
(Bearsted)
HUMPHREYS P.N
(West Malling)
JOLLY R.F
(Boughton Monchelsea)
KEOGH M.S
(Sheerness)
MAY P.R.S
(Chatham)
MAXWELL-HYSLOP A.H
(Gillingham)
MOXEY E.L
(Biggin Hill)
PEARSON J.D.M
(Detling)
ROGERSON S.G
(Ramsgate)
HOWARD C.H.G
EARL OF SUFFOLK
(Erith)
TOLLEMACHE A.H.H
(Manston)
TURNER J.G.M
(Hither Green)
ELLIS B.G
(The Buffs)

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David W Hughes : Neil R Clark : Kyle D Tallett