During the action at HENU on March 17th 1944 throughout the day this
NCO showed remarkable courage and initiative of the highest order.
In the attack on HENU HILL he was well in front leading his platoon.
He was an excellent example to his men attacking the enemy where
they were found and leading his men at an MMG post and ultimately
capturing it. He went into the village throwing his grenades and
firing his sten, oblivious to all dangers. He went right into the
enemy positions and rescued one of our own NCO who was seriously
wounded. This action was carried out under the very noses of the
enemy who were firing at him.
This NCO was a great inspiration to
his men throughout the whole day. In the counterattack he was
wounded but refused to come back until the hill was consolidated.
During the attack on our positions from 12th April 1944 until
15/16th April, this NCO continually did excellent work. During the
final attack in which the enemy penetrated the position held by this
NCO, he held his ground despite enemy superiority of numbers and
continued to fire and throw grenades always moving from Section to
Section inspiring his men and issuing reserve grenades and
At all times he showed complete disregard for his own safety
despite very heavy enemy fire which was concentrated on his
This Platoon in this last action killed approx. 100 Japs with a
loss of 3 B.O.Rs. killed and 10 wounded. It was partly due to this
Platoon Sgt. that the position held until a conter-attack was put