MANN, Richard

Known as: 
Dickie
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
5344652
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Saturday, September 26, 1914
Died : 
August, 1987
Operations: 
Lance Corporal Richard Mann MM
Lance Corporal Richard Mann, 'C' Troop, was awarded the MM [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. 
 

Citation for the MM

L/Cpl. Mann was a picked Sniper who crawled forward over open ground with a telescopic sighted rifle and with his hands and face painted green. He worked his way to the edge of the enemy wire and although fully exposed, succeeded in killing a great number of the enemy gun crews. His sniping was so accurate that it became impossible to service the battery guns.[2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 35729, page 4328.
[2]  + [Image] His daughter Carole Mann.
 

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