Sergeant Clarence Bert Clements

 

Unit : Possibly 4th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

Service No. : 924582

Awards : Military Medal

 

This NCO has rendered consistently meritorious service of a very high order throughout the campaigns in Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany. When under fire for the first time, while in process of getting his gun into action on D Day 6th June 1944, he was attacked by a German Mark IV tank at a range of 200 yards. Although subjected to heavy machine gun fire he rallied his detachment and destroyed the tank with the first round. His outstanding coolness and courage shown in this instance inspired great confidence amongst his men and the standard set by his detachment throughout the campaign has been a constant example to others and was instrumental in the maintenance of a steadiness under fire and a high standard of efficiency throughout his Battery. He has never spared himself and on several occasions has carried out more than the normal duties required of him in the furtherance of the cause.

 

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