Lieutenant David McCowan Hunter


Unit : No.3 Platoon, "A" Company, 7th Parachute Battalion

Service No. : 235346

Awards : Military Cross


During the airborne action at Benouville on 6 June 44 this officer received a very painful head wound early on in the day. The fighting was of a {unreadable} nature but despite his wound Lt Hunter was always to the fore {unreadable} encouraging his men by his own outstanding example. He continued to fight with the Battalion all through the day and was eventually evacuated when his Company was relieved by a counter attack.


The example and devotion to duty of this officer was quite outstanding and contributed largely to the success of the operation.


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