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Inwood, George Walter

Date of birth:
September 14th, 1906 (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
October 16th, 1940 (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Yardley Cemetery
Grave: 46739.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Section Commander
Unit:
30th Warwickshire Battalion, Home Guard
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1941
Action:
Received his George Cross posthumously for a heroic action on the night of 15th/16th October 1940 when the Luftwaffe carried out a heavy attack on the city of Birmingham. George Inwood was called upon by the police to assist in rescue duty in Bishop Street where he found that a number of people were trapped in a cellar below a house which had been hit by a bomb. Taking charge of a party of six volunteers, he found that several people were imprisoned in a cellar. With great bravery, George Inwood managed to get two men out alive, and although he was obviously exhausted and suffering from the gas himself, he insisted on going down a third time, but overcome by fumes and collapsed. He was dragged out by one of his comrades, but despite the attention of a doctor and nurse, it was impossible to revive him.
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