WITHER, Russell John

Sergeant (Acting Colour Sergeant)
Unit / Base: 
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
CH/X 2244
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Tuesday, May 2, 1995
Acting Colour Sergeant Russell Wither was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Troon, Ayrshire.
"Lion sur Mer, 6-7 June 1944.
This NCO assumed the duties of Signal Officer on the beach where his officer was wounded. Throughout the two days action he has displayed great determination and efficiency in maintaining communications. Often under fire he visited his outstations repeatedly and on one occasion successfully laid a line in spite of being sniped at. His personal example resulted in a high standard of communications."
London Gazette 36676, page 4008.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/47/10.
41RM Commando War Diary entry for 16 July 1944 re awards ceremony.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 101 (1995).

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