Sergeant Russell John Wither


Unit : Signals Platoon, Commando Headquarters, No.41 (Royal Marine) Commando

Service No. : CH/X 2244

Awards : Military Medal


Sergeant Wither was awarded the Military Medal for actions that took place before the 4th Special Service Brigade was attached to the 6th Airborne Division.


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


This NCO assumed the duties of Signal Officer on the beach where his officer was wounded. Throughout the two days action he has displayed great determination and efficiency in maintaining communications. Often under fire he visited his outstations repeatedly and on one occasion successfully laid a line in spite of being sniped at. His personal example resulted in a high standard of communications.


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