TIERNEY, Norman

Rank: 
Acting Regimental Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/22609
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Monday, September 13, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
35
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Acting RSM Tierney was killed during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.
 
He received a postumous MiD "For gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in leading a successful counter-attack against a strongly held enemy position in Italy. He did not return from the attack. " 
 
The CWGC show his rank as Sergeant Major, however the London Gazettes entry shows Regimental Sergeant Major. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36433, page 1328.)
 

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