2615840 Frederick WALLER, MM, 3 Grenadier Guards

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    Waller, Frederick
    Rank: Guardsman
    Service No: 2615840
    Regiment: 3 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 04 May 1943
    Date 1943
    Catalogue reference WO 373/1

    1st Guards Brigade, Division, 5 Corps
    2615840 Guardsman Frederick WALLER, 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    On the afternoon of 5th February 1943 during the withdrawal of the Battalion together with the 1st PARACHUTE REGIMENT from DJEBEL MANSOUR, the problem of the evacuation of casualties, which were considerable became acute.

    The withdrawal had to be undertaken across an open plain and in full view of the enemy which was under heavy artillery, Mortar and Machine Gun fire. Guardsman WALLER, the driver of a Carrier showed outstanding courage in going out time and time again to bring in wounded.

    His cheerfulness and disregard for his personal safety was an example to all. He brought in many casualties at great risk to himself and it was largely due to him that the evacuation was so successful.

    His courage and untiring efforts to bring in the wounded provoke the admiration of all who saw him.

    I recommend that Guardsman WALLER be given the immediate award of the D.C.M.

    Signed A.G.W. HEBER-PERCY, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Recommended for D.C.M.
    Granted an Immediate M.M.
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