CONVERY, John James

Marine (acting T/Sergeant)
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service number/s: 
PLY/X 1394
Sergeant John Convery, 'Q' Troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli.
Termoli 3/10/43.
Sgt. Convery in'Q' Tp. became the only S.N.C.O. in the Tp. remaining unwounded after all three Officers had become casualties. He took command of the Tp. and continued holding the left flank where severe fighting was taking place. Later when ordered to the right flank he himself killed 15 Germans with a Bren gun. Throughout the action Sgt Convery displayed courage and leadership of the very highest order and he was responsible for organising the Tp. in its defensive position during two counter attacks [2].
[1] London Gazette 36367, page 687.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/47/148.

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