Corporal Charles Sheffield


Unit : "A" Squadron, 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment.

Army No. : 320493

Awards : Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star.


When fighting for the liberation of France, this N.C.O. showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. Commanding the leading Tank of his troop, and operating in very enclosed country, he was engaged at short range by an enemy Self-Propelled Gun of superior calibre. In spite of receiving a direct hit, being wounded in the face, and nearly blind from his wound, Corporal Sheffield returned the fire, after which he warned his Troop Leader, and extricated his Tank, now on fire, without further casualties to his Crew. His courage was an inspiration to his Troop, who upheld it for the remainder of the fighting in France. Escoville, 8th June, 1944.


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