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AWAKD OP GEORGE MEDAIi WELLINGTON, Friday. The citation to the award of the first George Medal to a member of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Corporal F. G. Herring, of Westport, was announced by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Jones, to-day. It states that on the night of January 10, 1945, in Casa Casetta, Corporal Herring was preparing to send 36 grenades to the outposts when one fell on the floor. The impact caused the safety pin to fall out, releasing the handle and striker. Corporal Herring immediately appreciated the danger to other men in the small room and, without hesitation, picked up the grenade and attempted to get through the doorway. The grenade exploded jus»t as he opened the door, and Corpora} Herring suffered severe injuries, necessitating the amputation of his right hand and right leg. By his self-sacrifice, courage and gallantry he saved his comrades from serious injury, if not death.

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CORPORAL'S GALLANTRY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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CORPORAL'S GALLANTRY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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