The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details Chestnut, Harold William Rank: Captain Service No: 202740 Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps attached 6 Grenadiers Guards Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy Award: Military Cross Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 27 January 1944 Date 1943-1944 Catalogue reference WO 373/4 201st Guards Brigade, 56th Division, 10 Corps 202740 War Substantive Captain Harold William CHESTNUT, ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS attached 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS During the attack by 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS on TABORRA Hill, near SALERNO, on 26th September 1943, this Officer showed conspicuous gallantry and exceptional devotion to duty in operating his Regimental Aid Post under very difficult and trying conditions. Situated on top of a high ridge and under almost continuous mortar and shell fire, he carried out major operations including leg amputations with no thought for himself, no rest or sleep whatsoever during a period of at least 48 hours, during which time he dealt with over 150 casualties at his Regimental Aid Post. On account of the great difficulty of getting stretchers up the hill, all but walking wounded were forced to remain for period of 24 hours, but in spite of this handicap, owing to Captain CHESTNUT's resources, care and skill, only two died. Throughout the whole action this Officer's conduct was an outstanding example of selfless devotion to others. Signed Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS Granted an Immediate M.C.