[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
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.
(Signed) J.Masters, Major, A/Comd 'Profound', 29th May 1944.
Lt.Col. W.P.Scott DSO MC
Comd. 1st Bn The King's Regiment
Honour or Reward
W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force
G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group
(London Gazette 16 November 1944)