2617414 Seymour Montague Huckley TAYLOR, MM, 6 Grenadier Guards

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    Taylor, Seymour Montague Hinkley [Huckley?]
    Rank: Guardsman
    Service No: 2617414
    Regiment: 6 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 23 March 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/5

    201st Guards Brigade, 56th Division, 10 Corps
    2617414 Guardsman Seymour Montague Huckley TAYLOR, 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Point 727 Mt. CAMINO, 9th November 1943.

    A German Observation Post previously dislodge by fire had left its telephone and line complete on this feature which the Germans were endeavouring to re-occupy.

    A volunteer was called for to cut the line and bring the phone back to the Battalion and this Guardsman volunteered.

    In broad daylight and under heavy spandau fire as the whole ridge was exposed to enemy positions on the high ground, this Guardsman made a difficult stalk of 200 yards, captured the telephone, cut the wire and returned to Company H.Q.

    He showed the greatest courage in this operation which had it not been successful and had the Germans re-occupied their Observation Post would have made the whole Company's position untenable

    Signed W. KINGSMILL, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Granted an Immediate M.M.
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