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Sergeant R.C. Newton M.M.


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

16 Inf. Bde.

Division

Special Force

Unit

45 Reconnaissance Regiment
Royal Armoured Corps

Date of
Recommendation


28 May 1944

Regtl. No.

5434832

Rank and Name

Sergeant Reginald Charles Newton

Action for which recommended :-


(parts of original citation not legible)
. . . . . . . 44, Sjt. Newton was Troop Sergeant during the attack by his Column. On gaining its position his Troop was subjected to violent . . . . . . attack by the enemy during which his Troop Leader was killed and his Troop suffered heavy casualties. Sjt. Newton immediately took over command, rallied his men and by his example and complete disregard for his own personal safety repeatedly drove off the enemy. He was himself wounded in the shoulder but refused to leave his Troop or have his wound dressed until the action was over. Sergeant Newton displayed outstanding gallantry throughout the action.
 


Recommended By

Lt-Col C.R.T. Cumberiege
O.C. 45 Recce (R.A.C.)

Honour or Reward

M. M.

Signed By

B. Fergusson Brigadier
 


(London Gazette 4 January 1945)

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