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Griffin, Peter Ryerse

Date of birth:
1914
Date of death:
1989
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
B Company, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 3rd Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, British Army
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1944
On 8th June 1944 in a counter attack on buildings occupied by the enemy this officer so successfully led his company that the buildings which were strongly held were captured, and heavy casualties inflicted on the enemy. The enemy immediately counter attacked with very superior forces and Captain Griffin by exceptional coolness successfully returned his company to a defensive position and held on calmly under heavy sniping and mortaring. In neither of these actions was this company supported by Battalion supporting arms.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 August, 1944.
Military Cross (MC)

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