Honours and Awards to Local Heroes

This page is dedicated to Locals who have been honoured for their courage, valour, gallantry and bravery during times of war. this can be amazingly difficult to find out the details of the events that led to these awards, often because of the secrecy during wartime. Where possible the details of the events and their actions is being included here. This research is ongoing, so please return again and see if we have been able to add any more details to these brave people's deeds. Or if you know of more details or someone we have missed. Please email or write to us with the details, our contact details are via a link at the bottom of this page.

Military Awards

Victoria Cross

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)

Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) (For Commissioned Officers only)

Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) (For Non-Commissioned Officers only)

Military Cross (MC) (Army)

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) (RAF)

Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) (RAF)

Military Medal (MM)

Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Civilian Awards
George Cross

George Medal

King's Commendation

The Royal Red Cross Medal

Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Honours Awarded by Other National Governments to local people:

French Government

Italian Government

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