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Abbott, John Herbert Ronald

Nationality:
British

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gunner
Unit:
No.3 Commando, Combined Operations
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
Action:
Recommendation:
"This young soldier, never in action before, was the only Bren gunner to get ashore at [?] and fortunately proved to be a cool man with no idea of anything but to get a good target without considering his personal safety. In the early stages of the raid on Berneval Battery he helped tot turn the tables on the enemy who got in a volley at close range before they were seen. Firing at 60 yards with hardly any cover he was lucky to escape with noting worse than a shower of tiles on his head. Doing what litterally amounted to the work of three men he became utterly exhausted, and was nearly drowned during the withdrawal. He kept his head and was towed away on the lifelines behind the L.C.P., until he was finally rescued."
Military Medal (MM)

Sources

  • - Copy of the original recommendation signed bij Brigadier Laycock
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35729 published on the 2 October 1942
    - No.3 Commando