Lance-Corporal John Arthur Leadbeater Jesney


Unit : "A" Troop, No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : 7383423

Awards : Military Medal


Lance-Corporal Jesney was awarded the Military Medal for actions that took place before the 4th Special Service Brigade was attached to the 6th Airborne Division.


On 7th June, during the assault on Port-en-Bessin, "A" Troop, whilst moving up the Eastern junction overlooking the port, came under heavy and accurate fire at a range of 300 yards from two Flak ships lying in the harbour. Four men were killed outright and twelve others injured, but Lance-Corporal Jesney stood by and tended the wounded still under fire. He showed selfless devotion to duty of a high order.


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