Captain Gordon Spencer Shiell


Unit : 225th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC

Service No. : 111789

Awards : Military Cross


Captain Shiell was attached to the 716th Light Composite Company, RASC, during the early stages of the Normandy battle. He was awarded the Military Cross:


On June 8th, 9th, 10th 1944 at Haute Longueville Captain Shiell was in charge of the Regimental Aid Post of the Divisional Maintenance Area. Casualties were heavy and many units were passing wounded through for attention. In difficult conditions and without regard to his own safety Captain Shiell attended Allied and Enemy wounded alike often in the face of intensive aerial bombardment or Artillery and mortar fire. His quiet efficiency skill were without doubt instrumental in the saving of many lives, and his unflagging energy and cheerfulness throughout these difficult operations was an inspiration to officers and men alike.


Captain Shiell was killed during Operation Varsity on the 24th March 1945.


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