ALLEN, John Duncan
WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major
Royal Armoured Corps
On the 9th July 1943 the then Sergeant John Duncan Allen was awarded the George Medal in recognition of conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. This was awarded for "saving a life in a rock climbing accident in Gibraltar on the 21st March 1943." Sources: London Gazettes Supplement 36085 page 3103 and Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater. He had previously received a MiD whilst a Lance Sergeant for "gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy." Source: London Gazettes Supplement 35510 page1506.
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