|Michael Floud Blaney|
14 November 1910|
|Died||13 December 1940
Manor Park, Essex, England
|Buried at||Newry Old Chapel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Newry|
|Years of service||1939–1940|
|Unit||Corps of Royal Engineers|
Second World War
Blaney, a member of the Corps of Royal Engineers, dismantled several bombs on 18 September, 20 October and 13 December 1940. During the last incident he was killed, aged 30, when the bomb he was defusing exploded in Manor Park, Essex.
George Cross citation
The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross, for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner.
In December 2013 an Ulster History Circle blue plaque was unveiled in his memory in Newry.