On the morning of 13 April 1941, this NCO was in command of a troop of light tanks N.W. of FORT CAPUZZO.

His troop was continuously under A/Tk gun and light field gun enemy fire for more than an hour.

During this period enemy armoured cars and tanks threatened his flank. In spite of this he refused to withdraw and continued to watch and report the movements of 2 large enemy columns approaching CAPUZZO from the SIDI AZEZ direction.

He remained in position until the larger of these columns was within a few hundred of him.

His gallant conduct undoubtedly delayed the enemy attack upon CAPUZZO for the best part of the day.

JC Campbell, DSO, MC
7th Hussars

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