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  • #12534

    alpha1
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    Does anyone know if George Orwell (Eric Blair) was awarded any medals for his service with the Colonial Police in Burma?
    Thank you, John

    #16526

    John_Allgood
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    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

    #16527

    alpha1
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    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

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    eshall
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    Nice post. I like it. Thanks for sharing these information. Keep it up.

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