CROXTON, Michael, J.

Rank: 
Lance Bombardier
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
917046
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Bombardier Michael Croxton, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
 
Recommendation
"Croxton was captured at Guabelat Plain, Tunisia, on 26 Feb 43. He was first at Camp 66 and then Caserta Hospital. He remained in the hospital after he was fit by bribing one of the Italian M.Os. The Germans put a guard around the camp and earmarked certain fit men to be transportated to Germany, among whom was Croxton.
On 2 Oct. there was an air raid and Croxton with a Frenchman got past the guards in the confusion and escaped. He was at large for three days before making contact with British troops at Maddaloni. He received food and shelter from Italian civilians during this time."
 
Sources
London Gazette 36563, page 2855.
National Archives file WO373/95/249.
Commando Association newsletter 80 issued March 1985.
 
Notes
Rank as shown in LG. Recommendation shows Corporal.
 

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