STURGIS, John Russell

Rank: 
Lieutenant (Acting Captain)
Unit/Base: 
41RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Born: 
Monday, August 2, 1920
Died : 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Acting Captain John Sturgis, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945 [1]. More specifically on the night of the 14/15 February 1945 whilst in a Fighting Patrol of 20 men at Kapelsche Veer across the River Maas [2].
  • 17 July 1945 received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during offensive operations with the Allied Armies over a period from November, 1944, to January, 1945 [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37318, page 5181
[2] National Archives file WO373/47/81.
[3] London Gazette 37180, page 3672.
Daily Telegraph Obituary 9th November 2019.
Daily Telegraph article 11 Nov 2015 written by his granddaughter India Sturgis [view....].
 

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