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Adderton, Victor

Service number:
4974035
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Victor Adderton originally served in The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Worthing). During the Raid on Dieppe he served with No. 3 Commando and later served with No. 14 Commando.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
No. 3 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade, Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
Recommendation:
"Distinguished himself by his skill and fearlessness as a leading scout during the advance to Berneval Church. Although armed with noting but a pistol he eagerly engaged in the fighting at that point. He was No. 1 on the 3" Mortar and after firing all the ammunition, helped to get it out to the L.C.P. under a heavy fire. By his intelligence and courage in assisting one of the sailors with the kedge he helped to get the craft away when it was aground."
In the recommendation the following line, which was written als final sentence was striken out: "He was the foremost in assisting Captain Selwyn to rescue Gnr. Abbott."
LG 35729/4328.
Military Medal (MM)

Sources

  • Photo 1:
  • Photo: Commando Veterans Association
  • - Copy of the original recommendation signed by Brigadier Laycock - Stiwot archive
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 2nd October 1942, Issue 35729, dated 2nd October 1942

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