Garvey, Walter Samuel

Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warden
Unit:
Section Birmingham, Air Raid Precautions (ARP), Home Office, British Government
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1941
Action:
"When four people were trapped in a partly demolished house, Auxiliary Fireman Green/helped by Wardens Garvey and Goodwin, moved large quantities of debris until a hole was made through which the victims could be rescued. The conditions under which the rescue party worked were very hazardous. The roof and walls were likely to collapse at any moment and there was a heavy air raid in progress, but after three hours continuous work the-casualties were extricated."
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)

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