Wilfred George Curtis

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  1. beachcomber

    beachcomber Junior Member

    I've been asked to do some research on Wilfred George Curtis 14356435 lance corporal was awarded the Military Medal on D Day his citation reads:

    At 0735 hrs. on D Day 6th. June this Sapper swam ashore from L.C.T. which had broached to in the heavy seas. On arriving on the beach he came under heavy enemy fire but in spite of this he showed great initiative and presence of mind and immediately joined a L.C.O.C.U. which was demolishing obstacles on the beach on which he landed. He was personally successful in demolishing a large number of obstacles before being driven off the beach by the rising tide.
    Sapper Curtis showed courage, enterprise and force of the highest order in carrying out a difficult and dangerous task.

    I can't find any information on the net about the award any help would be appreciated the citation is signed but i can't make out the signatures:

    Major-General Commander 50 division

    Lieutenant general Commander 30 corps
  2. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    [FONT=&quot]Name [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Curtis, Wilfred George[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Rank: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Lance Corporal[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Service No: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]14356435[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Regiment: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]280 Field Company Royal Engineers[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Theatre of Combat or Operation: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]North West Europe 1944-45[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Award: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Military Medal[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Date of Announcement in London Gazette: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]19 October 1944[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Date 1944 Catalogue reference WO 373/49[/FONT]

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