Hamblett, Fred

Service number:
4863129
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
1 Battalion The Welch Regiment
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1943
Action:
Recommendation:
"4863129. Pte F. HAMBLETT was a member of a 'Brick Engineer' working company with specific instructions to land essential R.E. Stores and takeover urgent R.E. Work. The L.C.I. which brought his company in received direct hits from shell-fire which set the craft on fire. They were landed 5 miles from their proper beach, still under shell fire, in an area heavily mined and booby trapped. There were several casualties in Pte Hambletts Section he himself being wounded in the thigh and groin by shell splinters. Despite this he retained his personal load of explosives and insisted, though in great pain on marching the 5 miles to the correct beach. Here he was removed to Hospital and evacuated.
His courage, endurance and devotion to duty were a fine example to all."
Details:
WO 373/3/355
Military Medal (MM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "8th ARMY" clasp.
Africa Star

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