Spears, Thomas

Service number:
7266352
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Sergeant Thomas Spears was a commando and distinguished himself in Italy.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 3 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade, British Army
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Action:
On the night of 13th -14th July 1943 During the landing at Agnone and advance on Punta Dei Malati, Sgt Spears remained alone with the Medical Officer for a period of two hours between the arrival of the first and second flights. Some 30 wounded were attended to and Sgt Spears and the MO attacked and silenced the enemy post. Sgt Spears then joined the second flight and proceeded to Punta Dei Malati. Here he showed outstanding devotion to duty in attending the wounded under intense fire, completely regardless of his own safety. During the withdrawal he again attended to several men under heavy and accurate air-burst high explosive.
Military Medal (MM)

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