Sergeant Patrick Robert O'Connell


Unit : "B" Company, 12th Parachute Battalion.

Army No. : 3309526

Awards : Military Medal


During the assault by the Battalion on the night of 12th June 1944 against Breville, when all of his Company Officers had been put out of action, Sergeant O'Connell collected part of the Company and led them through the assault and gained the Company objective. By his personal example he helped to rout the enemy.


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