Lance-Corporal Patrick Edward Gray


Unit : No.6 Troop, No.6 Commando

Service No. : 3783344

Awards : Military Medal


On 10th June 1944 during an attack on Breville, the section of which Lance-Corporal Gray was a member became pinned in open ground by fire from a 20mm gun and also a light machine-gun. Lance-Corporal Gray, using his own initiative and showing extreme coolness and disregard for danger, called for fire support from the remainder of the section, while he himself worked forward with a Bren gun until he flanked the 20mm gun whose crew he then killed. He then closed on to the light machine-gun and again silenced the crew. The whole of this action was carried out single handed and under heavy fire and by knocking out the crews of these two guns he enabled the section to continue its advance.


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