SHAW, Ashley George

Known as: 
Pat
Rank: 
Driver
Unit/Base: 
9 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Service Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
T/106298
Driver Ashley Shaw was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November 1941 to April 1942  whilst serving as an ambulance driver with 5 Light Field Ambulance. [1].
  • 14/15 September 1943, Italy, awarded the Military Medal whilst a driver of a jeep used for carrying casualties under fire on the 14th and 15th September 1943 in Italy. He was at the Battalion Regimental Aid Post near operations at the River Tusciano. [2].
  • 15 April 1945 (No.9 Commando) wounded during operations in Italy (Argenta and Lake Comacchio) [3].
  • 1945 publication of his Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Italy. [4].
  • Post war member of the Commando Association residing Papakura, New Zealand [5].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 35697, page 3949.
[1] National Archives file WO373/20/282.
[2] London Gazette 36349, page 519.
[2] National Archives file WO373/4/328.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/91.
[4] London Gazette 37184, page 3737.
[5] Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 81 issued September 1985.
 

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