THEFT of George Cross and associated items
Earlier this week thieves broke into a house in Benenden, Kent, and stole a safe containing, among other things, the George Cross awarded to Albert Edward Heming GC for his selfless action, rescuing a priest from a collapsed and burning church in South East London following a V2 Rocket attack in 1945. The priest showed his gratitude by giving Heming a crucifix, made of onyx and engraved "In gratitude 2345" which signified the date of the action - 2nd March 1945. This crucifix has also been stolen as it was kept in the safe along with the medals and other items. If anyone hears anything connected to this selfish burglary which exemplifies the other side of human nature and is completely opposite to the selflessness of Heming who risked his own life to save that of stranger, please would they contact the police. Perhaps the thieves would realise their selfishness and the grief they are causing a family who are proud of their father's exemplary care of others and somehow return these items.