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Corporal Frank Fox M.M.


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

16th Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

2 Bn The Leicestershire Regiment (71 Column)

Date of
Recommendation

14 April 1944

Regtl. No.

4858473

Rank and Name

Corporal Frank FOX

Action for which recommended :-

On 12 March 44, parties of 17 and 71 Columns ambushed (illegible) NABA-MAWLU at (illegible) 602. Cpl FOX, acting as platoon sergeant, was with two sections repeatedly attacked by the enemy. He was temporarily knocked out by a bullet wound in the calf. He regained consciousness and took a Bren gun from other wounded gunners. He carried the gun forward alone and by throwing grenades and firing the Bren gun he successfully covered the withdrawal of the two sections, inflicting casualties on the enemy.

Recommended By

Major H.N Daniels, Comdg 71 Column
Brig. B.E. Fergusson DSO

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. Special Force

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group 


(London Gazette 02.01.1945)

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