2618357 Clifford HOYLE, MM, 5 Grenadier Guards

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    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.
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