Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Apr 2, 2012.
9237 Duncan MCGREGOR of the RGA who was Commissioned in 1915 and Mentioned in Despatches 1918
7915759 George FRANCIS of 29th Armoured Brigade HQ, he won the MM at the start of Operation Goodwood
He is discussed here War Dairy - 29th Armoured Brigade, Operation Goodwood, Normandy
2934127, Thomas Fields SCOTT - Cameron Highlanders, 11 Commando and SOE who won the George Medal on Mission Buttons - he is discussed in another thread Thomas Fields Scott GM, 2934127 11 Commando/SOE?
Citation On 21st September, 1943, Corporal Scott, together with Major Petro and Captain Virkow, were dropped by parachute on Lisee Forest in North-East Serbia within five miles of the enemy occupied village of Elet, but the party was carried by wind far from this zone into deep forest. There was no moon. In trying to disentangle themselves while hanging from trees, Captain Virkow and Corporal Scott fell from heights of about 30-40 feet. Captain Virkow broke a hip bone and both arms, Corporal Scott a leg, and also displaced bones in his spine. Both were found unconscious by Guerillas, they were tended secretly by a Serbian doctor from enemy-occupied territory and in both cases, due to shock and exposure, pneumonia intervened. In about one month Corporal Scott was well enough to hobble about on crutches but Captain Virkow's hip never 'set' and he was immobile. From October, 1943 to April, 1944, Corporal Scott, suffering acutely himself, journeyed with his officer to rejoin British lines. This meant constant sudden movesat the approach of the enemy, and often hiding from the enemy in close vicinity. Corporal Scott was completely out of touch with base so that no medicines, or medical appliances, ever reached them, and always carrying Captain Virkow over difficult mountain tracks. It was only Corporal Scott's selfless devotion and incredible tact in getting help from Guerillas accomplished this amazing feat. The situation was rendered more difficult when in December, 1943, H.M.G. withdrew support from General Mihailovic and gave active assistance to Marshal Tito. By May, 1944, they had joined up with some British officers, and Captain Virkow was left in care of natives for treatment in a nursing camp (he was subsequently captured by the Germans). Corporal Scott, having been officially relieved of his duties of caring for Captain Virkow ultimately got to the coast and then home.
Nigel Clive Cosby TRENCH who started as 1489331 in the RA but was Commissioned as 20444 in the 12th KRRC with whom he served in NW Europe where he was Mentioned in Despatched LG 8/11/45
T/133527 Cyril Frederick James PARK of the RASC who was awarded a BEM
4680 William SWINYARD 9th Lancashire Fusiliers, 11th (Northern) Division - he was awarded the MM (LG 9/12/16) and Bar (LG 2/11/17), unfortunately no citations that I can see, I think the initial MM would have been for the later stages of the Battle of the Somme. He was with the Battalion at Gallipoli and likely would have been part of the Landings at Suvla Bay. In 1918 he transferred to the RAF where his trade was Drill Instructor/Disciplinarian
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