Major Charles John Vere Shoppee
Unit : "C" Company, 8th Parachute Battalion
Service No. : 214537
Awards : Military Cross
For outstanding leadership and bravery. At Annebault on the 21st August. During the attack on the town, Major Shoppee's company was pinned down by heavy machine gun fire. Major Shoppee showing a complete disregard for his own safety rallied his men and personally led an attack on a house which contained 15 of the enemy with three machine guns. By his leadership his men overcame the position and took the occupants prisoner. At Blueville on the 26th August, Major Shoppee was in command of the leading company which came under Mortar and Machine Gun fire. Major Shoppee immediately pressed home the attack and by his personal leadership succeeded in driving off the enemy and preventing the advance from being held up. Major Shoppee was wounded later in the day leading another attack against enemy positions. Major Shoppee's conduct and leadership has been of the very highest order and he has shown a complete disregard for his own safety.
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