To be Mentioned In Despatches is to have participated in some noteworthy action, but not one of sufficient calibre to justify a medal, though after the First World War it was decided that a physical indication of this merit be made in the form of a bronze oak leaf. This is the lowest form of award, and it may be bestowed upon all ranks.

 

KIA = Killed in Action

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Maj Basil Saunders Beazley

9th Field Company

KIA 10/07/43

Sgt Arnold Bennetts

1st Battalion

POW, Escaped

Pte P. Booth

1st Border

-

Sgt W. Busson

-

-

Maj J. C. Commings

2nd South Staffords

-

Lt R. J. Gammon

1st Battalion

-

Lt J. Gardiner

1st Battalion

-

Pte Arthur Roberts

3rd Battalion

KIA 14/07/43

Pte J. L. Sheldon

1st Border

-

Maj H. Shirlaw

2nd South Staffords

-