On 11th December 1940, the tank in which this NCO was traveling became bogged and was knocked out by enemy gunfire from a range of approximately 400 yards.

After managing to escape from his tank this NCO, in spite of being under very heavy enemy fire, assisted his wounded comrades from the disabled tank. He then assisted the Medical Officer in carrying wounded back to a more covered position.

He continued assisting the Medical Officer in dressing and attending wounded men, being the whole time under heavy fire from artillery and machine guns.

His gallantry is worthy of the highest praise and was the means of saving many lives.

WG Petherick
Comd 3 Hussars

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