261396 Robert Edward STRATTON, MM, 5 Grenadier Guards

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    Stratton, Robert Edward
    Rank: Guardsman
    Service No: 261396
    Regiment: 5 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 15 June 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/6

    LG - Viewing Page 2853 of Issue 36563

    24th Guards Brigade, 1st Division, 6 Corps
    261396 Guardsman Robert Edward STRATTON, 5th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    In the fighting in the ANZIO Bridgehead.

    This Guardsman was one of his Platoon Bren gunners during the action from 25th January -
    10th February.

    He showed courage and initiative of a very high order throughout. He was particularly outstanding during the attack on the CARROCETO factory on 25th January. After supporting the attack with extremely accurate Bren gun fire, he finally led an assault firing his Bren gun from the hip, resulting in the surrender of a large part of the enemy.

    On several subsequent occasions, particularly during enemy counter-attacks, his courage and reliability, coupled with skill, were largely responsible for the success of his Company, which was in close contact for seventeen days.

    Signed E.J.B. NELSON, M.C., Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 5th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Granted an Immediate M.M.
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