This image appeared recently on eBay. It notes a "Commendation" awarded to Laurence Roy Tall, an ARP Messenger in South Shields. Alas, all I can currently find out about the award is the notification in the London Gazette of 27 February, 1942.
From Wikipedia: "The Commendation for Brave Conduct was established in 1939 at the beginning of World War II. No Royal Warrant or other public statement was issued that specified the title, precedence and eligibility of the award, suggesting it was a prompt wartime solution to a gap in the awards available to reward gallantry by non-combatants, particularly those involved in Civil Defence and the Merchant Navy. Awards were published in the London Gazette, with most entries referring to a 'Commendation for brave conduct', or simply 'Commendation'. It was not formally described as the 'King's Commendation for Brave Conduct' until September 1945."
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