On 22 May '44, whilst acting in defence of the Stronghold, Cpl.
SMITH's section was detailed, as part of a force of 2 sections, led
by their platoon Commander, to extricate a 3rd section, which had
Cpl SMITH advanced under heavy mortar and LMG fire to his allotted
position and give invaluable assistance and covering fire for the
withdrawal of the surrounded section.
During the whole engagement this NCO showed coolness and courage
that were an example to all his men, and personally accounted for 5