KENDRICK, Percy George

Known as: 
Shock
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
5336379
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Corporal Percy Kendrick, RAMC attached 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the assault on Port-en-Bessin on 7 June 1944. [2]. He was the 'X' Troop Medical Orderly [3].
 
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 [4].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36753, page 4791.
[2] National Archives file WO373/49/480.
[3] '47RM Commando From Omaha to the Scheldt', author Prof John Forfar MC (former MO 47RM Cdo).
[4] Commando Association newsletters 84, 97, and 98.
 

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