Mentioned in Despatches
Citation for the MC.
(The following is from the Times obituary.)
LIEUTENANT David Sutherland and Royal Marine John Duggan were the only two to return from Operation “Anglo”, a raid on the Italian-occupied island of Rhodes by the Special Boat Service in September 1942. The SBS team was pursued relentlessly; it had attacked two airfields and destroyed aircraft positioned to support Rommel’s threatened advance on Cairo and to bomb supply convoys to beleaguered Malta.
Mne. Taylor was killed during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.
C/Sgt. Twigger was killed during operations at Salerno.He received a MiD for "distinguished services in Sicily." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.)
Captain the Duke of Wellington was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle. This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'the Pimple'. He was killed during this action. He was awarded a posthumous M.I.D.
Citation for DSO
Lieut. Wray was killed during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)He received a MiD for "distinguished services in Sicily." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.)
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