Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mar

20

1943

Victoria Cross for attack on the Mareth Line

Two wounded soldiers from the Durham Light Infantry during the Mareth line battle in Tunisia, March 1943.

He personally helped the team which, was placing the scaling ladder over the anti tank ditch and was himself the first to cross. He led the assault -firing his pistol, throwing grenades and personally assaulting two machine-gun posts which were holding the advance of one of his Companies. It is estimated that in this phase he killed or captured twenty Germans.