Korea vet medals now on show

A LASTING tribute to a Korean War veteran has been put on display at Felixstowe's Royal British Legion club.George Cross, who died in 1999, received two medals for his service in the 1950-1953 war.

By Richard Cornwell

A LASTING tribute to a Korean War veteran has been put on display at Felixstowe's Royal British Legion club.

George Cross, who died in 1999, received two medals for his service in the 1950-1953 war.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) club, at Mill Lane, has framed and placed the medals on a wall in the bar in memory of the Lance Corporal who served in the Royal Medical Corps.

Michael O'Maley, president of the club, was presented with the United Kingdom and United Nations medals by Brian Jay, the chairman of the Korean Veteran's Association.

The Korean Veteran Association decided to give the RBL the medals after they could not find a next of kin.

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Mr Cross, who was originally from Bradford, Yorkshire, lived in Felixstowe after the war in RBL housing at Orwell Green.

He was born in 1925 and had been a regular at the club. A rose bush has been planted in the gardens of the Felixstowe RBL club in his memory.

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