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LCpl. Appleyard MM was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day.
In 1943 whilst a Marine he was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.
Citation whilst a Corporal with 1 troop
Citation for the award of the MM
LCpl Hodgson MM, 3 troop, was killed during operations at Amfreville.
In his book Storm from the Sea, Brig Peter Young states " Whilst I was visiting 3 troop, a random shell mortally wounded LCpl Hodgson who did not live to wear the MM he had won on D Day."
Recommended for : DCM
Awarded : MM
This NCO has served in the RAMC Section of this Commando in all the actions in which the Unit has fought in Italy since November 1943. At all times he has displayed the greatest efficiency, devotion to duty and disregard for his own safety whilst dealing with casualties in the field. The Medical Officer of this Unit, Captain E J D’Arcy MC, states that L/C Hughes’ individual actions on all occasions whilst treating and evacuating casualties have been responsible for saving a very considerable number of men’s’ lives.
The cause of death of CSM Lees MM is not known to this archive.
Citation22nd January 1944 Crossing of the Garigliano.
LSgt Morris MM was killed at Kangaw. [Source: Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.] .
Mentioned in Despatches and the later Military Medal both awarded "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa".
Dennis Murphy was serving as a Guardsman in the 1st Bn of the Irish Guards in 1938 when he was awarded the Military Medal for his " conspicuous gallantry during an engagement with an armed band in the vicinity of Deir Bejjala o the 18th August 1938", Recommended by the Officer Commanding British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan. A copy of his citation is in the National Archives ref WO373/92/125.
Sgt. William Noakes, 'B' troop, was awarded the MM for his gallantry during operations in North West Europe.
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