Sapper Philip Andrew Hyatt


Unit : No.3 Troop, 4th Parachute Squadron

Army No. : 5827060

Awards : Military Medal


On the 22nd September 1944, Sapper Hyatt was personally responsible for breaking up a strong attack on 4th Parachute Squadron RE defensive position. The enemy advanced to within 50 yards of the position under heavy small arms fire. Sapper Hyatt jumped out of his slit trench and ran towards the enemy throwing hand grenades, killing three or four Germans. The enemy attack was checked. Sapper Hyatt continued to throw grenades until they withdrew. He was a tremendous example to the rest of the Squadron even when wounded during the withdrawal to the river. He is recommended for an immediate award of the Military Medal.


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