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White, Ernest George

Service number:
6941647
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Corporal
Unit:
No. 3 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade, British Army
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Archery
Throughout the operations at Vaagso in South Norway on 27th December 1941. Cpl White displayed leadership of a very high order coupled with a remarkable spirit when his troop commander had been shot, the other officers in his troop put out of action and the Troop Sergeant Major delayed, Cpl White took command of the remnants of the troop. He carried out a series of assaults and proceeded in destroying a hotel which was manned as a strongpoint and continued in charge until the end of the operation. He personally accounted for some 14 of the enemy. His gallantry and leadership were of a high order, and had a direct bearing on the alloted tasks bering carried out, within the toime limit whaiuch had been laid down.
Distinguished Conduct Medal

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