Gee, Norman Blundell

Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Police Constable
Unit:
Lancashire Constabulary, British Police Forces, British Government
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1941
Action:
"A H.E. bomb demolished dwelling houses and fractured the gas main, which caught fire. P.C. Gee helped to rescue a number of people buried in the wreckage. The burning gas main was acting as a guide to the enemy aircraft and Gee volunteered to attempt to put out the flames. He was lowered head first into the crater, being held by the ankles, and eventually choked the flow of gas .and extinguished the flames with earth. When he recovered from the effects of the gas fumes, P.C. Gee returned to assist with the rescue work at the demolished houses. This officer showed devotion to duty in very dangerous circumstances."
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)

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