(In the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted in 1940 by King George VI and taking precedence over all other medals and decorations except the Victoria Cross.
- AB Colin Grazier, from Tamworth, died while recovering the vital codes from the sinking U - 559 in 1942, and was awarded a George Cross.
- Thieves made off with the haul, which included a George Cross, in a January raid at the Dedham home.
- Trooper Christopher Finney, of The Blues and Royals, is to be decorated with the George Cross.
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