CHALLINTON, William Albert

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
3515161
Operations: 
LSgt Challinton 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant William Challinton, 5 troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was part of an assault party who disembarked from HMS Campbeltown, their role to destroy enemy coastal defence guns covering the dry dock area [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37162, page 3493, amended (errata) by LG 37331, page 5317.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/46/273.
 
Notes
Surname spelt incorrectly with a 'G' on citation, corrected to without a 'G' in the LG errata entry.
 

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