On the evening of 2.7.42, ‘A’ Squadron, 4th Queen’s Own Hussars, attached at the time to the Queen’s Bays, was ordered to take up a position on a ridge at 425888 and deny it to the enemy.

On reaching the ridge the squadron came under heavy shell fire. Sgt Cummin’s troop leader’s tank was hit and set on fire.

With great bravery Sgt Cummin directed his own tank to the burning tank, dismounted and rescued two of the crew, both badly burned.

He then returned and still under heavy fire attached a tow rope to the tank and towed it below the crest of the ridge where he endeavored to put out the flames and to get out the body of the driver who had been killed.

RB Sheppard
4th Hussars

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