Lance-Corporal Richard McCarthy


Unit : No.46 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : 7407321

Awards : Military Medal


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


This NCO showed complete disregard for personal safety during the operations on 11th June. His work involved assisting casualties over open ground covered by fire. During the night of the 11th/12th June Lance-Corporal McCarthy went forward alone from Rots in order to locate and assist wounded, in an area which was constantly under enemy fire.


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