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Gunn, William

Service number:
7906412
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Trooper
Unit:
4th Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, British Army
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1942
Citation:
"This N.C.O. is driver of the O.P. tank attached to L/N Battery R.H.A. On the evening of 30 Nov near MUFTA, a tank battle was in progress. The O.P. officer saw an abandoned gun and with the help of L/Cpl Gunn tied it on behind the tank. L/Cpl Gunn showed the greatest of coolness in this which took some time under fire at close range. He continued to drive his tank, the gun in tow till the battle ceased at nightfall.
He has continued to show the greatest coolness and courage on all occasions."
Military Medal (MM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "8th ARMY" clasp
Africa Star

Sources

  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35422 published on the 16 January 1942
    - Mons Military Antiques

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