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.
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.
Since 2000 Lost Medals Australia has been acquiring, researching and then returning lost medals to veterans or their families. Run by Glyn LLANWARNE and supported by a group of dedicated researchers, this is an Australian based site. The service provided by Lost Medals Australia is free and has an impressive record of solved searches.