Orders & Medals Society of America › Forums › British Medal Collecting › British Medals 1914-1939 › George Orwell Medals This topic contains 3 replies, has 6,012 voices, and was last updated by alpha1 4 years, 10 months ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts February 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm #12534 alpha1Member Does anyone know if George Orwell (Eric Blair) was awarded any medals for his service with the Colonial Police in Burma? Thank you, John February 11, 2013 at 12:26 am #16526 John_AllgoodKeymaster I don’t believe he was awarded any medals for his service in Burma, which he came to despise. He was a member of the British Home Guard during WWII and was awarded the British Defence Medal as well as the War Medal for WWII. John February 11, 2013 at 5:53 am #16527 alpha1Member Thank you. I often wonder what has happened to the medals of writers, artists, and British and Commonwealth persons of note . I would imagine many remain in the family and some go to the College or University that the person attended. John September 25, 2014 at 7:11 am #17263 eshallMember Nice post. I like it. Thanks for sharing these information. Keep it up. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.