MCCARTHY, Richard

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
7407321
Honours & Awards: 

Lance Corporal Richard McCarthy was a medic attached to 46 RM Commando and was awarded the MM for his gallantry during operations at Rots and Le Hamel.

Citation

This NCO showed complete disregard for personal safety during the operations on 11th June. His work involved assisting casualties over open ground covered by fire. During the nught 11/12 June LCpl McCarthy went forward alone from ROTS in order to locate and assist wounded in an area which was constantly under enemy fire.
 
Sources:
London Gazettes Supp. 36679, page 4049
National Archives ref WO 373/48 via ww2talk.com
 

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