"February 26th 1943 Fedi et Attia (516128 Sheet 34)
During the action between VI Commando and a Battalion of Herman Goering Jaeger Regt., Sgt Allender showed exemplary courage and devotion to duty throughout while the section was moving up a hill under heavy M.G. and mortar fire and without cover. Sgt Allender fired his Bren gun resting it on another mans shoulders to get the necessary elevation.
During this period he was well exposed and enemy L.M.G. fire was directed at him. He was wounded but carried on. The troop later advanced over the same ground and it was found that a complete German M.G. team had been killed by Sgt Allender's fire and the gun was captured" [1a].
During a bombardment of the Bde. area all telephone communication was broken he and Private William Stead, volunteered, went out and mended all lines maintaining them until the end of the action [2a].
 London Gazette 36180, page 4218.
[1a] Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/2/210.
 London Gazette 34893, page 4267.
[2a] Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/15/337.