212951 John Joseph HARTIGAN, MBE, Royal Army Service Corps

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    Lieutenant (temporary Captain) John Joseph Hartigan, Royal Army Service Corps, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
    Captain J.J. Hartigan was in command of a detachment of a general transport company, R.A.S.C.

    He landed near Algiers on November 8th, with the initial assault with an infantry brigade and acted as Beach Transport Officer under a major who was the military liaison officer. From this time he worked continuously as organising transport officer, assisting a lieutenant-colonel of a base sub-area to clear the docks and establish depots at Algiers.

    On November 17th he, as transport officer, lifted a battalion of U.S. infantry to the forward areas and subsequently moved a battalion of the Buffs to Lac Oubeira.

    From November 20th to December 2nd, he worked without sparing himself, organising and clearing stores from the railway to depots at Souk Ahras.

    From December 2nd to December 20th, 1942, he worked indefatigably at Souk el Arba at times under heavy enemy air attack, organising the transport under the command of another major, who was town major, and by his untiring energy and devotion to duty with complete disregard of personal safety inspired the personnel under his command to efforts which contributed largely to the successful working of the railheads, etc., concerned.

    Lieutenant Hartigan was born in Tipperary.

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