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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