ALLEN, John Duncan

Rank: 
WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
7880076
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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