10194 Henry Charles Neil Maxwell OULTON, MC, 3 Royal Horse Artillery

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    Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Harry Charles Neil Maxwell Oulton, Royal Horse Artillery, was awarded the Military Cross.
    On September 28th, 1943, Captain Oulton’s regiment in support of an infantry group was ordered to capture and secured the river crossing in the River Sarno. The enemy was encountered in the act of preparing the Scafati Bridge for demolition. Captain Oulton took prominent part in the fighting for the bridge, using both 25-pounders and a machine-gun. On continuing with the landing elements he came under heavy machine-gun and 75-mm. fire from German tanks at 300 yards range.

    He established an observation post in a house and came under heavy mortar fire, one shell of which killed his signaller and some others landed in his post two feet away from him. He continued to observe for some time until ordered to withdraw. His initiative and courage contributed largely to the capture and consolidation of the bridgehead.

    Captain Oulton comes from Dublin.

    Name Oulton, Henry Charles Neil Maxwell
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 10194
    Regiment: 3 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 13 January 1944
    Date 1943-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/4
    Name Oulton, Harry Charles Neil Maxwell
    Rank: Lieutenant, Temporary Captain
    Service No: 101947
    Regiment: 3 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Bar to Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 24 January 1946
    Date 1945-1946
    Catalogue reference WO 373/56

    London Gazette:
    27 October 1939

    11 January 1944 [M.C.]

    15 September 1975

    See this thread for ref:

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