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Corporal H.W.Smith M.M.


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

77th Ind Inf

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

1st Bn The Lancs Fusiliers attached
1st Bn The King's Regiment

Date of
Recommendation

29th May 1944

Regtl. No.

4462867

Rank and Name

Corporal Harold William SMITH

Action for which recommended :-


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 been overrun.

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 Japanese killed.
 


Recommended By

Lt.Col. W.P.Scott DSO MC
Comd. 1st Bn The King's Regiment

Honour or Reward

MM Immediate

Signed

J. Masters, Major
A/Comd, 'PROFOUND'


(London Gazette 16 November 1944)

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