Lieutenant Duncan Gordon Shearer


Unit : 6th Airborne Reconnaissance Regiment

Service No. : 299734

Awards : Military Cross


Though in an unarmoured vehicle (Jeep) himself, this officer, in order to gain information which was required by the Divisional Commander probed deep into the enemy position. By skilful handling of his patrol, he forced the enemy to withdraw, capturing one prisoner and an anti-tank weapon. Three out of the eight men of his patrol were wounded, but in spite of the enemy fire, brought to bear on him from the main enemy position, he succeeded in rescuing and bringing in all his wounded. The action was carried out in very enclosed country and reflected the greatest credit on Lieutenant Shearer whose gallantry and leadership was directly responsible for the gaining of important and badly wanted information. Area - Beuvron en Auge. 21st August 1944.


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