[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
Throughout the actions on HENU on the 17th March 1944, this NCO showed great gallantry both in holding the positions under heavy fire and also in the attack on HENU HILL in the afternoon.
In the counter attack, he was always at the front throwing grenades and killing several enemy with his sten gun. When his platoon commander was killed, he rallied the platoon and still continued attacking until the position was captured. In this action, he personally attacked an officer killing him and capturing his sword.
On March 23rd, again when the Platoon Commander was seriously wounded in the counter attack, again he assumed command and led his platoon.
In all these actions, this NCOs splendid example was an inspiration to his men.
Major R. Degg
O.C. 1 S.Staffords Regt.
Brig. J.M. Calvert DSO
Honour or Reward
W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army
G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group
(London Gazette 27 July 1944)