South of SIDI REZEGH on 23.11.41, whilst acting as wireless operator and loader in the Officer Commanding 7th Hussars’ tank this NCO was wounded in the head.

When opportunity occurred to relieve him with another operator he absolutely refused to leave his duties and though in pain he continued to carry on during the action on 24.11.41, and maintained wireless communications until the tank was evacuated on 25.11.41.

On the 24th when under fire he got out of the turret and cleared a round stuck in the barrel.

Twice he repaired the damaged trigger mechanism and generally set a magnificent example of coolness and determination to continue his duties of maintaining the damaged gun in action and his wireless working.

FRC Fosdick
7th Hussars

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