Marine William MacDonald


Unit : No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : CH/X 109660

Awards : Military Medal


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


Throughout the assault on Port-en-Bessin on 7th June Marine MacDonald was absolutely fearless. As the Troop Commander's runner, he time and time again crossed open ground under close range enemy automatic fire, carrying messages and orders of vital importance. By his gallant and courageous conduct he played a major part during the closing stages of the successful assault on the port. His devotion to duty was quite exceptional and a most inspiring example to his comrades.


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