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Lance-Corporal Albert Halsall M.M.


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

111 Indian Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

2nd Bn The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

Date of
Recommendation

9 July 1944

Regtl. No.

3710311

Rank and Name

Lance-Corporal Albert HALSALL

Action for which recommended :-

On the 25th May '44, during the evacuation of Blackpool road block. L/C HALSALL, who was in charge of a Vickers MMG det., was ordered to site his gun in a very exposed and unprepared position which was under very heavy shell fire. His task was to prevent at all costs, the enemy's reaching Centre Ridge until the block had been successfully evacuated. L/C Halsall carried out his orders to the letter despite three of his crew being killed at the gun position. He behaved throughout with great bravery and showed a complete disregard for his own life. This action, without a doubt, was an invaluable contribution to the successful evacuation of the block.
 

Recommended By

Major V.P.Royle, 
O.C. 41 Column

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. 3 Ind. Div.

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


(London Gazette 02.01.1945)

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