31962 Algernon George William HEBER-PERCY, DSO & Bar, 3 Grenadier Guards

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    Heber-Percy, Algernon George William
    Rank: Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    Service No: 31962
    Regiment: 3 Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 23 September 1943
    1943-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/2

    1st Guards Brigade, 6th Armoured Division, 5 Corps
    31962 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel Algernon George William HEBER-PERCY, 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS


    Lieutenant-Colonel HEBER-PERCY has commanded his Battalion in NORTH AFRICA with outstanding success.

    His personal courage, dash and inspiring leadership are reflected in the high morale of his battalion.

    He had personally initiated, planned and led many successful operations, and has continuously harassed the enemy when in contact. His coolness and gallantry under fire on many occasions have been an example to all.

    Signed COPLAND GRIFFITHS, D.S.O, M.C. Brigadier, Commanding 1st Guards Brigade.

    Granted D.S.O.
     
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    Heber-Percy, Algernon George William
    Rank: Major Lieutenant Colonel, Temporary Brigadier
    Service No: 31962
    Regiment: Infantry Brigade, Royal Artillery, Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Bar to Distinguished Service Order
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 26 April 1945
    Date 1945
    Catalogue reference WO 373/11

    4th British Infantry Division, 5 Corps
    31962 Major, War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary Brigadier Algernon George William HEBER-PERCY, D.S.O.


    Ref. Map ITALY, 1/100,000, Sheet 100

    Brigadier A.G.W. HEBER-PERCY was commanding 12th Infantry Brigade in its operations to establish a bridgehead across the River SAVIO, during 20th October to 24th October.

    These operations were completely successful in spite of severe enemy resistance of all types and the greatest difficulties caused by rain and the flooding of the river. The fact that the bridgehead was established was in a great measure due to the skill and leadership of this Officer who, thought the operation, maintained a cheerful and firm control of his battalions and inspired them after a period of four days hard fighting and heavy shelling, to take an effective part in the break out from the bridgehead.

    During the operations, when visiting a forward Battalion H.Q., he was present when the building in which the Headquarters was established received a direct hit which wounded two Commanding Officers. Regardless of his personal safety he quickly and cheerfully ensured the re-establishment of proper command of the battalions thus preventing the confusion which might well have arisen, and inspiring all those present to overcome the shock caused by the incident.

    His leadership and personal courage during the whole operation were of the highest order.

    Signed Major-General Commanding 4th British Infantry Division, 14th November 1944

    Granted an Immediate Bar to D.S.O.
     
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