EVANS, Arthur Walter

Lance Sergeant
Royal Fusiliers
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Sergeant Arthur Evans was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Normandy on 8th June 1944.
On 8 June '44 the enemy attacked in force and the troop position was threatened. L/Sgt. Evans seeing that his officer had become a casualty, took over control of the whole section of 30 men and counter attacked with such determination that 15 of the enemy were killed and forty prisoners were taken.
Later on in the day, his troop being in an exposed position came under very heavy shelling. Some of the trenches were blown in and became unusable. L/Sgt. Evans with complete disregard for personal safety left his slit trench to go round his section encouraging the men.
By this fine example and devotion to duty he maintained the fighting spirit of his men at a very high level and has demonstrated time and again throughout the campaign his resourcefulness and bravery.
London Gazette 36961, page 1181.
National Archives file WO373/52/238.

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