14205733 Frank Edwin JANES, MM, 2 Bn London Irish Rifles, RUR: 21/10/ 1944

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembered Toddington, Bedfordshire

    14205733 Lance Serjeant FRANK EDWIN JANES M M, 2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles who died age 21 on 21 October 1944.

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    Name: Janes, Frank Edwin
    Rank: Rifleman
    Service No: 14205933
    Regiment: 2 Battalion London Irish Rifles
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 04 May 1943
    Date: 1943
    Catalogue reference: WO 373/1

    14205733 [NB difference in Regtl No.] Rifleman Frank Ewin JANES, 2nd Battalion LONDON IRISH RIFLES, 38 (Irish) Infantry Brigade, 6 Armoured Division, 5 Corps

    Reference Map Tunisia, 1:50,000, Sheet No. 34

    During the battle for the high ground North of BOU ARADA on 26th February 1943, an enemy Machine Gun was inflicting casualties on F Company.

    Rifleman JANES moved forward to an exposed position and stayed there under heavy fire in order to direct the fire of a Light Machine Gun which was engaging the Machine Gun. He stayed in this position for about twenty minutes during which time his steel helmet was struck by an enemy bullet and Rifleman JANES knocked unconscious. When he recovered he continued to direct the fire until the Machine Gun had been put out of action.

    Rifleman JANES' complete disregard of his own personal safety and his determination to destroy the enemy was a magnificent example to the remainder of his Platoon.

    Awarded Military Medal, L.G. 04/05/1943
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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    Service Number: 14205733
    Awards: Military Medal
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Ulster Rifles, 2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles
    Date of Death: Died 21 October 1944
    Age 21 years old
    Buried or commemorated at SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: I, B, 14.
    Location: Italy
    Additional Info Son of William and Ada Janes, of Toddington, Bedfordshire.
  4. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Frank "Jesse" Janes:

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