6980683 Alexander Kennedy MORRISON, MM, 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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    Army Number: 6980683
    Rank: Serjeant
    Name: Alexander Kennedy MORRISON
    Unit: 2 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

    London Gazette : 18 October 1945
    The King has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: β€”
    The Military Medal.
    No. 6980683 Sergeant Alexander Kennedy MORRISON, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Belfast).
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  3. bexley84

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    β€œOn 13th April 1945, C Coy 2nd Bttn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was right forward Company clearing the road up to and including the village of LA GIOVECCA.

    Sgt Morrison was platoon commander of 14 Platoon, C Coy, whose task was to clear the enemy from a number of fortified houses. Sgt Morrison personally led his platoon forward under extremely heavy SA and Shell fire to clear a house which dominated the approaches to the village, Sgt Morrison, himself, led a section into the house, throwing grenades into the lower rooms. They succeeded in killing a number of the enemy, taking the survivors prisoner. He then reorganised his platoon so efficiently that it was able to meet and destroy an enemy counter attack, 30 strong, he again killed a number of Germans and took the remainder prisoner.

    Throughout this day of extremely heavy fighting, Sgt Morrison showed exceptional powers of leadership and outstanding personal bravery.”

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