The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details Hoyle, Clifford Rank: Guardsman Service No: 2618357 Regiment: 5 Battalion Grenadier Guards Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) Award: Military Medal Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 23 September 1943 Date 1943-1944 Catalogue reference WO 373/2 24th Guards Brigade, 1st British Division, 5 Corps 2618357 Guardsman Clifford HOYLE, 5th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS This Guardsman conducted himself with great courage and devotion to duty in his capacity as Stretcher Bearer during the operations of this Battalion 22nd April - 7th May. He continuously attended to and evacuated the wounded under very heavy shell, mortar and M.M.G. fire with complete disregard for his own personal safety. While the Battalion was on the western ridge of DJEBEL BOU AOUKAZ this Guardsman never failed to attend instantly to a considerable number of casualties which occurred during ten days of shelling. One instance of great gallantry was noted on 4th May when this Guardsman with another left their slit trenches under heavy mortar fire and evacuated some badly wounded men to the Regimental Aid Post across 400 yards of open shell swept hillside to the Regimental Aid Post which itself was under fire. His whole conduct throughout this period was conspicuously gallant. Signed G.C. GORDON-LENNOX, D.S.O., Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 5th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS Granted M.M.