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Rummery, Ronald George

Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Sergeant
209th Field Company RE, XXX Corps, British Army
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Plunder
“On the 24 March 1945, A/SJT Rummery was acting Pl Sgt in 209 Field Company RE, which was engaged on bridging the Rhine near Rees. Throughout the afternoon the site where his Pl was building rafts came under shell and mortar fire so accurate that on several occasions work had to temporarily be abandoned. On each occasion the Pl returned to their tasks with a calm determination which undoubtedly sprang from A/Sjt Rummery’s personal example. Throughout he showed complete disregard of his personal safety moving cooly from party to party directing and encouraging each in turn. At the last interruption of work he sought permission to continue some of the tasks with small parties risking enemy observation. This was done and although enemy arty again came down A/Sgt Rummery and some others continued work for more than a further hour before being withdrawn on account of accurate mortaring. By his exemplary courage he inspired the men of his Pl to work in danger over a long period with undiminished determination.”
Military Medal (MM)