634555 Lance-Coporal John STEPTOE, MiD, 4th Bn. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

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    Army Number: 634555
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Name: John STEPTOE, MID
    Unit: 4 Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field. March-June, 1940.
    634555 L/Cpl J. STEPTOE.
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    Four: Sergeant J. Steptoe, Royal West Kent Regiment, Recommended for a D.C.M. for His Gallantry in Saving a Wounded Comrade Whilst Under Fire, July 1940
    1939-1945 Star; Defence and War Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaf; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., with 'Territorial' scroll suspension (6345555 Sjt. J. Steptoe. R.W.K.), good very fine, together with the recipient's M.I.D. Certificate, dated 20.12.1940; Dunkerque Commemoration Medal with Royal West Kent Regiment emblem unofficially attached to riband, and accompanying certificate; two photographs of the recipient, one in a glazed frame; 21st Army Group card from Field Marshal Montgomery; and two Kent Schools Football Association medals and cloth badge (4) £80-120

    Footnote: M.I.D. London Gazette 20.12.1940 634555 L/Cpl J. Steptoe, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 'In recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field, March-June, 1940.'
    634555 Sergeant John Steptoe, served with the 4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment during the Second War; recommended for either the Distinguished Conduct Medal or the Military Medal, 'for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 28th July 1940. When carrying out a reconnaissance of Steinhequn in the outpost position at dawn this N.C.O.'s platoon encountered enemy A.F.V.'s and suffered casualties from very heavy machine gun fire. The platoon withdrew but L/Cpl. Steptoe, seeing that Pte. Hardy had been left lying wounded in the road half a mile away, ran back and carried him in. This act of gallantry was a fine example to others in the platoon'; in the event Steptoe received his M.I.D. for this action.

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