ADDERTON, Victor

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
Regiment/Corps: 
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
4974035
P.O.W. number: 
226452
Honours & Awards: 
Victor Adderton MM 3 Commando
Private Victor Adderton was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe [1][2]. 
  • 1943 attached 62 Commando - Prisoner of War [3][4].
Award Recommendation
18/19th August 1942 Yellow 2, Dieppe
Distinguished himself by his skill and fearlessness as a leading scout during the advance to Berneval Church. Although armed with nothing but a pistol he eagerly engaged in the fighting at that point. He was No.1 on the 3" Mortar and after firing all the ammunition, helped to get it out to the L.C.P. under a heavy fire. By his intelligence and courage in assisting one of the sailors with the kedge he helped to get the craft away when it was aground. He was the foremost in assisting Captain Selwyn to rescue Gnr. Abbott [2][Linked Content}.

Sources:
[1] London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
[2] Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/93/839.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/67.
[4] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
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