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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 4th Q 1878 Whitehaven, Cumberland. d. 3rd Q 1957 Whitehaven, Cumberland.

 

DATE OF EM ACTION: 11/05/1910 Wellington Colliery, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

 

George was the third of nine children born to James and Ann Jane Henry (nee Dockray) and grew up living at 1 Wellington Pit, Whitehaven, where his father was a miner at the Wellington Colliery, George followed in his father's footsteps and began work at the Wellington Colliery. Prior to the incident at the colliery which led to his Edward Medal, he had married Jane, six years his junior in Whitehaven, and on the 1911 Census they were listed as living at 1 Duke Pit, near to his place of work. Little else is known about his life after this date. He died in the summer of 1957 in Whitehaven, aged 79.

 

EM CITATION:

 

In addition to the names which appeared in the London Gazette of the 22nd of July, 1910, His Majesty has been graciously pleased to award the Edward Medal of the Second Class to the workmen whose names appear below on account of their conspicuous bravery in connection with the attempt made to resctie their fellow workmen at the Wellington Pit, Whitehaven, on the llth of May, 1910: — Fletcher Young,  Edward McKenzie, Senior, Edward McKenzie, Junior,  George Henry, James Scawcroft, John McAllister, William Ginbey, Thomas Birkett, Thomas Donald, Joseph Cowan, Hugh McKenzie, Allinson Mathers, John Hampson and Thomas Ferryman.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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