409662 Henry William CAUFIELD, MM, 1 Scots Guards

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    Name Caulfield, Henry William
    Rank: Guardsman
    Service No: 409662
    Regiment: 1 Battalion Scots Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 15 June 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/6

    LG - Viewing Page 2853 of Issue 36563

    24th Guards Brigade, 1st British Division, 6 American Corps
    409662 Guardsman Henry William CAULFIELD, 1st Battalion SCOTS GUARDS

    Place: ANZIO Beachhead.

    As Company runner during a period when the Company was in continuous close contact with the enemy, Guardsman CAULFIELD was on many occasions called on to carry messages in full view of enemy snipers and often under very heavy shell and small arms fire.

    His keenness to carry out these tasks and his cheerful words of encouragement to every section he visited were an inspiration to the whole company.

    From the 1st to the 8th February, when he was wounded by a sniper, the Company was in continuous close contact with the enemy and few hours passed without his having to cross open ground in full view of the enemy. He soon earned the reputation of bearing a charmed life, and his cheerful disregard of danger could not be too highly praised.

    Signed WEDDERBURN, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 1st Battalion SCOTS GUARDS

    Downgraded from D.C.M. Granted an Immediate M.M.

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