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Sergeant F.W. Pratt M.M.

Transcript of Military Medal Citation


111 Ind. Inf.


3rd Indian


Royal Artillery
attd. 2 Bn The Kings Own Royal Regiment

Date of

31st May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Sergeant Frank William PRATT

Action for which recommended :-

During the period 7th May to 25th May 1944 at 'Blackpool' Road Block, Sgt. Pratt  was commanding a section of Vickers M.M.G. This section met the brunt of the enemy attacks and inflicted tremendous casualties. Towards the end of the operation the section was reduced to Sgt. Pratt and two men. In spite of this, they continued to fight on and were the last men to leave the position. Sgt. Pratt's personal example and his absolute disregard for his own life was a source of inspiration to his command and admiration of the three different Platoon Commanders in whose are he was located.

Recommended By

Major Rees
O.C. Support Coy, Blackpool Block

Major L. Heap
O.C. 41 column

Honour or Reward

M. M.

(London Gazette 31 August 1944)