SNOW, Henry Thomas

Lance Corporal
Royal Army Medical Corps
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Lance Corporal Henry Thomas Snow [see notes], R.A.M.C., attached to 42 RM Commando, was awarded the M.M.[2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Myebon, Burma, on the 15th January 1945 [1].
At Myebon on 15 Jan 1945 L/Cpl Snow showed the greatest determination and devotion to duty. When the Troop to which he was attached came under heavy fire from three concealed MGs, his Commanding Officer, two troop Officers, and five other ranks, became casualties in a very short time.
While trying to rally a stretcher party he was himself wounded in the arm which bled freely. When the second in command ordered him to the rear he refused saying he still had a good arm. He thereupon continued to organise the treatment of the casualties, refusing morphine so that he could carry on. He did not go to the RAP until all the wounded had been evacuated.
His courage and tenacity was an inspiration in a most difficult situation and did much to steady the men. [1].
[1] National Archives file WO 373/36/89.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 37040, page 2080.
The NA citation shows his name as Harold Snow, the LG entry shows Henry Thomas Snow.
Recommended for the D.C.M., awarded the M.M. [1]

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