Lance-Corporal Ernest Ealham
Unit : "C" Company, 8th Parachute Battalion
Service No. : 6093900
Awards : Military Medal
For outstanding leadership and devotion to duty.
At Herouvillette on 6th June 1944 L/Cpl Ealham was Second in Command of the leading section of a platoon which came under heavy Machine Gun fire. The Section Commander and three other members of the section were wounded including the Bren Gunner. L/Cpl Ealham immediately took over command of the section re-organised it and covered the remainder of the platoon out of a dangerous position. Then showing a total disregard for his own safety he crawled forward in face of the enemy and brought back the wounded Bren Gunner and his Bren. His courage and leadership was an inspiration to all.
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