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George Cross and Medal


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George Cross and Medal

George Cross and Medal

George Cross and Medal

George Cross and Medal

SOROKOS, John A. (1917 - 1999), Greek Gold Medal for Gallantry (3 times); Greek Military Cross (twice); Medal for Distinguished Services (3 times); Silver and Gold Cross (with swords) of Order of George I; Comdr, Order of George I and Order of Phoenix; Military Medal of Merit (1st Class); Ambassador of Greece to the United States of America, 1972–74

VINTRAS, George Charles Louis Bartlett (1864 - 1934), Knight of the Légion d’Honneur; Knight-officer of the Lion and Sun of Persia; Knight Grand Cross of St John in Spain, Medal of Villaviciosa (Gold), and Cross of St John of Lateran; Medal of King Albert, Belgium; Director of the French Convalescent Home, Brighton, 1907–28; Consulting Physician French Hospital and Dispensary; Medical Officer to the John Howard Convalescent Home, Brighton; Member of the General Council of the Royal British Nurses’ Association; Commandant and Medical Officer in charge of the French Convalescent Home Auxiliary Military Hospital throughout the War

CASTELLANI, Aldo (1877 - 1971), Physician to Royal Houses of Savoy and of Aosta; Italian Medals (one silver, two bronze) for bravery on the Field; Italian Military Cross; Grand Cross, Crown of Italy; also Grand Cross; Order of Civil Merit (Spain); Order of George I (Greece); Order of the Nile (Egypt); Sovereign Order of Malta; Order of St Sava; Knight Officer Legion of Honour (France) and Serbian White Eagle; Comm. Polish Order Odrodzenia; Commander Order of Santiago de Espada (Portugal); Professor of Tropical Medicine, Lisbon Institute for Tropical Diseases; Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Ceylon Medical School; late Professor of Tropical Medicine Tulane University and Louisiana State University, New Orleans, USA, also Rome University and Naples University, Italy; late Director of Mycology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; late Physician Italian Hospital, London; concerned with Sir William Simpson in foundation of Ross Institute; (Ross thanked them both in a letter to the Times, 18 October 1928)

 

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The award was instituted by George VI in September 1940 for acts of outstanding heroism, particularly among the civilian population dealing with the Blitz—firemen, police, ambulance men, and civil defence personnel.

Subjects: British History — Military History.


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