BERRISFORD, Peter John

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery / Border Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
910524 & 323834
Honours & Awards: 
Peter John Berrisford MM 6 Commando

Peter John Berrisford was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa whilst a Sergeant in No 6 Commando [1]. He was noted as having spent four days alone on Djebel El Azzag (Green Hill) after the aborted attack on 30th November 1942. During that time he lay by himself on the plateau observing the location of the German machine gun positions, returning to the Commando on 3rd December 1942 at Sedjenane [2]

He was selected for officer training and, after attending OCTU, he received his commission as Second Lieutenant on the 1st July 1944 [3].  He was then posted to the staff of the the C.B.T.C. at Achnacarry [4].

Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 36180, page 4218.
[2] + [image]  His cousin, Susan Adams.
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 36680, page 4062.
[4] Commando Association Newsletter 118 February 2004.
 

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