LESTER, William John

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 5001
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal William Lester was awarded the M.M., for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He was in 5 troop, one of two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Five Marines from his Commando died during this operation.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 43009, page 4693.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/127/97.
 

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