Medals and honours

A guide to medals and honours for service personel and veterans.

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If you're ex-armed forces and didn't claim your medals at the time contact the Medal Office The next of kin of ex-armed forces are also entitled to claim any medals that had not been awarded.

The Honours system recognises people who have made acheivements in public life and/or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. Anyone can nominate someone for an honour.

A full website of Cornwall's War History details Records, Maps and much more including where you can find war memorials in Cornwall.

A modest hero, Reg Philp, from North Cornwall was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for outstanding gallantry and leadership.

Lieutenant Robert John Davies, born in Newlyn, was awarded the George Cross for the heroism he displayed in defusing a bomb which threatened to detroy St Pauls Cathedral on 12 September 1940. Full details availble via the Comprehensive Guide to the Victoria Cross and the George Cross.

Search for a war memorial on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Search for the war dead at cemeteries in Cornwall using the Cornwall Council Records Office website.