Marine Roy Emsley


Unit : No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : PO/X 105331

Awards : Military Medal


Marine Emsley was awarded the Military Medal for actions that took place before the 4th Special Service Brigade was attached to the 6th Airborne Division.


During the attack on Port-en-Bessin on 7th June, Marine Emsley was seriously wounded by a German mortar bomb. Despite his injuries, he continued to give supporting fire with his bren and throughout showed an excellent offensive spirit.


By this fine act and devotion to duty Marine Emsley very materially assisted the advance and final success of his comrades.


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