KENDRICK, Percy George

Known as: 
Shock
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5336379
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Corporal Percy Kendrick, RAMC attached 47RM Commando, was awarded the MM[1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the assault on Port-en-Bessin on 7 June 1944. [2].
 
Percy, who had the nickname of ‘Shock’ , also served for a period with No 4 Commando. Post war he moved to South Africa remaining there for some 40 years before returning to the UK.  He became the Town Crier in Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln, an occupation that he carried out in South Africa. 'Shock' was the very first Town Crier there, having been appointed by the Parish Council [3].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 36753, page 4791.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/49/480.
[3] Commando Association newsletters 84, 97, and 98.
 

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