An Immediate World War Two Italian Campaign “Mule Section” Military Medal, awarded to Acting Corporal E. Orford, 573 Pack Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps; comprising Military Medal, GVIR, (S/4119952 A. Cpl. E. Orford. R.A.S.C.). Toned very fine mounted on pin.
Military Medal, London Gazette, 6 April 1944
T/4119952 Dvr (A/Cpl) Edward Orford, 573 Pack Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps
On the night of the 24 Nov 43, this NCO’s Section came under heavy mortar and machine-gun fire in the village of MONTENERO. Eight of his mules were killed and two of his natives wounded. With complete disregard to personal danger, he rallied his natives and mules which were scared and restive, completed the task of delivering ammunition and machine guns into forward positions under harassing fire from enemy MG positions and evacuated his wounded natives. By his action and devotion to duty carried out at a time when he was placed in charge of a Section due to a shortage of NCOs he displayed great courage, prevented a stampede and completed a vital task.
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