Sergeant William Wilson


Unit : 716th Light Composite Company, RASC

Service No. : T/3447084

Awards : Military Medal


Sergeant Wilson on D-Day showed exceptional courage and devotion to duty. With a captured enemy vehicle and a party of 3 men he collected vitally needed mines from a Dropping Zone near Ranville which was under constant mortar fire from the enemy. On his own initiative Sergeant Wilson took these mines to an RE Company making the laying of an important minefield possible with the minimum amount of delay.


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