Private Harry Stevenson


Unit : "A" Company, 8th Parachute Battalion

Service No. : 14407038

Awards : Military Medal


At Troarn on the 6th June, Private Stevenson was a member of a composite body that had been dropped some 5 miles from the DZ. At Troarn the section of which Private Stevenson was a member was engaged by the enemy and the Section Commander killed. Private Stevenson without hesitation immediately took command of the section and engaged the enemy, killing at least two and driving the remainder off allowing the rest of the party to continue their advance to the objective. Private Stevenson by his prompt action and leadership was materially responsible for the safe arrival of twenty men at the objective.


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