Corporal Charles Ian Hamilton Jeffrey


Unit : "A" Company, 12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment.

Service No. : 5628483

Awards : Military Medal


At Le Bas de Ranville on 9th June 1944 the above named N.C.O. was in command of an isolated section. The Company position came under intensive enemy mortar fire, lasting for an hour. Throughout this period Corporal Jeffrey encouraged his section going from post to post. When the fire lifted Corporal Jeffrey's section was the first to be engaged. His section was completely prepared for this attack, and he controlled it with pluck throughout in spite of the fact that he was being sniped from both sides. His action was largely responsible for holding and breaking the attack in this area.


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