Lieutenant William Anthony Bousfield


Unit : No.8 Medium Machine Gun Platoon, "H" Company, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Service No. : 145396

Awards : Military Cross


For conspicuous leadership in maintaining Platoon Machine-Guns in action of Escoville. Although surrounded by the enemy and apparently cut off Lieutenant Bousfield continued to engage the enemy thereby covering the movement of the rest of the Battalion. His example rallied his Platoon and {restored} a difficult and serious situation.


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