Private Frederick Lee


Unit : 21st Independent Parachute Company

Army No. : 7904485

Awards : Bronzen Kruis


On 23rd September 1944 the above private soldier was on patrol with an NCO and four other men. On approaching a house the party was heavily fired on. All bar the above became casualties. Private Lee immediately attacked the house, and single handedly destroyed the enemy in occupation, capturing two Light Machine Guns. He then proceeded to help the wounded back to our lines. The following day on 24th September 1944 Private Lee noticed some enemy infiltrating into a ruined house on the flank of his position. He immediately attacked the position driving the enemy out and killing two of them. During the final three days of the action this private soldier commanded his section with great courage and initiative.


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