DALE, J.

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number/s: 
5953035
Honours & Awards: 
Private J. Dale received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe 19 August 1942.
Recommendation
"Pte Dale, in the company of Pte Horn performed the Nos.1 and 2 of the 2" Mortar. They succeeded in getting thier Mortar forward in a dangerous crawl into a fold in the ground close up to the Heavy Battery.
After getting the range the third salvo from the 2" Mortar scored a direct hit on the cordite fuses behind the 6" gun. The whole of the ammunition went up with a roar burning many of the gun crews and completely silencing 5 of the enemy guns which never again got into action."
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 35729, page 4328.
National Archives file WO373/93/852.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.
 
Notes
Last known address Felixstowe, Suffolk.
 

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