The George Cross was instituted in September 1940 to recognise civilian heroism. King George VI created the award for the men and women of the Commonwealth whose courage could not be marked by any other honour.
Lancing War Memorial now stands in South Street, with the Parish Hall on one side, and the church of St. Michael and All Angels on the other, but originally it was erected immediately in front of St. Michael's, and on land belonging to the Church.
All pictures have been taken and transcribed by members of Lost Ancestors. Its not all about war memorials, but memorials dedicated to calamities, mine accidents and other disasters which touched the hearts of all people.
A site for military, family and medal collectors, research carried out into medal entitlements, military, army, navy and Royal Flying Corps / R.A.F. Personel from the Victorian period to date. Officers and other ranks.
Online war memorial for the naval battle of Coronel off the west coast of South America which was fought on November 1, 1914. See the Casualty Search feature to search the names of the 1,600 British seaman lost in the battle.