112976 Anthony Gerald WAY, MC, 3 Grenadier Guards

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    Name Way, Anthony Gerald
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 112976
    Regiment: 3 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 07 December 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/8


    1st Guards Brigade, 6th Armoured Division, 10 Corps
    112976 Captain, Temporary Major Anthony Gerald WAY, 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    During an Battalion by 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS, on M. GRANDE on the night 27th May / 28th May 1944, Major A.G. WAY commanded No. 1 Company (the Left forward Company).

    The Company had to fight its way up the hill for over 1500 yards. Major WAY commanded his Company with great determination, personally leading there local attacks on Machine Gun posts.

    Before reaching the objective he was hit by a burst of Machine Gun fire, six bullets entering his abdomen. He continued to give out orders and encourage his Company whilst lying on the ground.

    His personal courage were a great inspiration to all ranks and enabled the objective to be reached.

    Major WAY's conduct when commanding a Company on many previous occasions, both in ITALY and in TUNISIA in the winter of 1942/1943, has always been outstanding and his devotion to duty of the highest order.

    Recommended for immediate M.C.

    Signed E.J.B. NELSON, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Granted an Immediate M.C.

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