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Adderton, Victor

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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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
No.3 Commando, Combined Operations
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
Action:
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."
Details:
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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