SIDDALL, Harry

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P027128B
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Harry Siddall was awarded the MM for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands.
 

Citation

On the morning of 12th June 1982, 45 Commando Group had secured their objective of the Two Sisters hill. It was thought that a possible enemy mortar position was situated at the base of a forward slope in the van of enemy positions on Tumbledown Mount. Corporal Siddall, "Y Coy" and Bombardier Holt went forward to attempt to identify the base plate positions. Because of difficult terrain and lack of routes Corporal Siddall left his section to his rear in a firm base. From his forward position he heard enemy approaching. When the four man patrol closed he opened fire, killing one man, and capturing the remaining three, one of whom was wounded. Corporal Siddall's sustained qualities of leadership and determination showed a complete indifference to adverse conditions and his personal safety. 
 
Source
London Gazettes Supp. 49134, page 12841.
 

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