Definition of George Medal in English:

George Medal

(also GM)

noun

  • (in the UK and Commonwealth countries) a medal for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted with the George Cross in 1940.

    • ‘Four George Medals went to that gallant band of explosives officers who all defused a number of devices, one of them being killed.’
    • ‘Other decorations awarded to the Home Guards included thirteen George Medals and two George Crosses, both posthumous.’
    • ‘Henderson had been awarded a George Medal during the Mau Mau war in Kenya.’
    • ‘The result was that the George Medal was introduced as a ‘junior’ to the George Cross.’
    • ‘The Australian War Memorial says both the George Cross and George Medals are recognised under cultural heritage laws and cannot be taken out of the country without permission.’