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Jewish Youth Leader Awarded George Cross for Daring Rescue

August 14, 1941
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The George Cross for exceptional bravery and endurance under appalling conditions was today awarded to Harry Errington, 31, auxiliary fireman who, working with his bare hands, rescued two comrades who were pinned under the debris of a burning building, in danger of being burned to death.

Errington, who for more than a decade has been a leading figure in the activities of Jewish youth and sports is Chairman of the West Central Old Boys Club and a former captain of the West Central Jewish Working Lads club in London. As a result of injuries sustained in the rescue, Errington has been invalided out of the Auxiliary Fire Service and is now employed in a munitions factory in the Midlands.

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