BREEN, Terence Edward

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number/s: 
CHX105010
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
Marine Terence Breen was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe on 19 August 1942 [1][2].  
Recommendation
During the approach to White Beach in LCA under a continuous and withering fire, Marine Breen took up a position with his bren gun on the port side of his craft.
He continued to fire with accuracy and effect at the German positions and succeeded in neutralising the German gun position on the casino. During this time the craft was being continually hit by small arms and mortar fire but Marine Breen continued undaunted until all his ammunition had been expended" [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
[2] National Archives file WO373/93/847.
 

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