STRINGER, John Clive

Known as: 
Joe
Rank: 
Acting Temporary Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 112235
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
TSM John Stringer MM 48 RM Commando
Sergeant John Clive 'Joe' Stringer was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. *
 
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 85 of 1987 regarding a visit to Normandy in June of that year:
"The day of the anniversary of the landings started with a service on the beach Nan Red, conducted by the Rev. Roy Deasy and Rev. Roger Domez (French). As the local band played, wreaths were carried by Sgt. Stringer, MM., for 48 Commando Royal Marines, a French wreath, plus one from the Canadian North Shore Regiment. These were taken to a boat at the waters edge and from there out to sea. The remainder of 48 Commando filed to the waters edge and placed individual crosses in the sand. A record of the whole ceremony was recorded by Thames Television."
 
Additional Source
* London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4008.
[Image] Haste to the Battle author Maj. Gen. J.L. Moulton.
 

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