Throughout the actions on HENU on the 17th March 1944, this NCO
showed great gallantry both in holding the positions under heavy
fire and also in the attack on HENU HILL in the afternoon.
In the counter attack, he was always at the front throwing grenades
and killing several enemy with his sten gun. When his platoon
commander was killed, he rallied the platoon and still continued
attacking until the position was captured. In this action, he
personally attacked an officer killing him and capturing his sword.
On March 23rd, again when the Platoon Commander was seriously
wounded in the counter attack, again he assumed command and led his
In all these actions, this NCOs splendid example was an
inspiration to his men.