Lieutenant Frederick Balfour Scott


Unit : No.21 Platoon, "C" Company, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Service No. : 229829

Awards : Military Cross


Lieutenant Scott commanded a platoon throughout the campaign in Normandy. He has taken out many patrols into enemy lines and his skill, personal courage and powers of leadership have been a source of constant inspiration to his men. In particular on 25th August 1944 Lieutenant Scott's platoon was to infiltrate towards a known enemy position. When his leading section came under Machine-Gun fire and grenades from an enemy post Lieutenant Scott immediately went forward firing his sten inflicting casualties on the enemy and drove them out. During the action this officer's example, leadership and determination were largely responsible for the success of the action and were an inspiration to the men under him.


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