Officers of the 225th Parachute Field Ambulance, January 1944

Captain David John Tibbs


Unit : Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to 13th Parachute Battalion as Regimental Medical Officer

Service No. : 274140

Awards : Military Cross


On the 6th June, 1944, at Ranville, Captain Tibbs was in charge of a party of twelve stretcher-bearers, with the task of clearing the Divisional Landing Zone and a Brigade Defence Zone.


At first the Defence Zone was subject to light Machine-Gun fire and later in the day the area was heavily sniped. In spite of this and the lack of cover, this party, under the personal leadership of Captain Tibbs, worked unceasingly until 1400 hours, when they had collected all casualties. During the eight hours the party sustained two killed and four wounded, but regardless of personal risk, Captain Tibbs completed his task.


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