Private Russell A. Geddes


Unit : "B" Company, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.

Army No. : B 1464

Awards : Military Medal


At Le Mesnil on 8th June 1944 in a Company attack this man with his sniper was detached with a Bren Group to give covering fire to his section crossing over open ground to objective. When Company were counter-attacked he and Bren Group were cut off but kept fighting and finally found his way in to the Company. 25 dead Germans were counted by the stretcher bearers in area this time were fighting.


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