Lance-Corporal John Thwaytes


Unit : No.41 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : 7367051

Awards : Military Medal


Lance-Corporal Thwaytes was awarded the Military Medal for actions that took place on the 6th and 7th June in the vicinity of Lion-sur-Mer, in the centre of Sword Beach, before the 4th Special Service Brigade was attached to the 6th Airborne Division.


Lion sur Mer, 6th-7th June 1944.


This NCO throughout the first two days displayed the greatest determination and devotion to duty in reaching and treating numerous wounded. His work often under heavy mortar fire has been of the highest order and his efforts contributed largely to the successful evacuation of many casualties.


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