PYMAN, Alan Cresswell Holman
Honours & Awards:
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Captain Alan Pyman MC died during operations at Normandy on D Day. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.
"26 Feb. 1943 Fedi Et Attia (516128 Sheet 34)
Lt. Pyman was in command of 2 troop. He was ordered to attack a Coy. of the Herman Goering Jaegar Regt. at 0625hrs. on 26 Feb1943. His own party was 46 strong. He attacked with vigour and skill driving driving this company into a prepared trap. He was then attacked by a second company and lost and retook a hilltop at 528126 no less than three times. He withdrew the Troop after 6 hours fierce fighting when they had no ammunition left having caused considerable enemy losses. He then led his men back to their own lines through enemy occupied territory without loss, a task which took them ten hours. This Officer has shown outstanding courage and skill on every occasion and is a first class example to his men."
London Gazettes Supp. 36000, page 1996.
National Archives file WO373/1/188.
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