(In the UK and Commonwealth countries) a medal for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted with the George Cross in 1940.
- Henderson had been awarded a George Medal during the Mau Mau war in Kenya.
- The result was that the George Medal was introduced as a ‘junior’ to the George Cross.
- Other decorations awarded to the Home Guards included thirteen George Medals and two George Crosses, both posthumous.
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