ELLIS, Derek Charles

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Service number/s: 
4032370
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Derek Ellis, formerly 101 Troop No. 6 Commando [1], was awarded the Military Medal [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst attached to No. 2 Special Boat Section during operations at Oran harbour on 8 November 1942 [3]. He had served with 2SBS since its formation, was a parachutist, and was promoted Sergeant [1].
 
Sources
[1] Timeline of the Special Boat section (Home) (below).
[2] London Gazette Supp. 36486, page 1927.
[3] National Archives file WO373/2/405.
 

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