Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feb

26

1943

155th Battery R.A. hold German attack at Sidi Nsir

Another view of the group of German soldiers shown beside the halftrack.

Lieutenant Taylor and Sergeant Henderson (both of F Troop) in particular stood out by reason of their undaunted offensive spirit and the inspiring example they set. Sergeant Henderson was the No 1 of No 1 gun, specially placed on the top of the slope to deal with enemy tanks trying to use the Mateur-Sidi Nsir road. Taylor was the only officer on F Troop position, and he fought there until he was killed.