A Second World War M.M. group of six to Acting Warrant Officer G.G.Rose, County of London Yeomanry,
Lot 207
A Second World War M.M. group of six to Acting Warrant Officer G.G.Rose, County of London Yeomanry,
Sold for £1,920 (US$ 3,081) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World War M.M. group of six to Acting Warrant Officer G.G.Rose, County of London Yeomanry,
Military Medal, G.VI.R. (7892934 A/W.O.CL.II. G.G.Rose. Co. Of Lond. Y.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43; Defence Medal; War Medal; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R. with Territorial suspension (7892934 Tpr.G.G.Rose. M.M. Sharpshooters.). Court mounted as worn. The silver medals toned, good very fine or better. (6)

Footnotes

  • M.M. London Gazette 26.3.1942. A downgraded D.C.M.

    This Warrant Officer with his fitters was always right up in the battle areas during recent operations in the Western Desert during the periods 18th Nov. and 23rd Dec.-30th Dec. Although travelling only in an unarmed truck, he would time and time again come up to tank which had broken down while in action and, although under heavy fire, would get about putting the trouble right as if nothing was happenng about and as of only the vehicle being made a "runner" mattered. During the battle in the area of the S.A. leaguer on the 23 Nov. he was working on a broken-down tank with shells falling all around him. By the time he got the tank going the enemy were in the leaguer; he made dashes from one slit trench to another, found his fitters lorry and drove almost through the enemy lines. Again on 30th Dec. when we had to withdraw at Belandah he stayed behind in a desperate effort to get a tank going and so strengthen our slender force. He stayed at work on this tank until the enemy were dangerously close got away with only a few seconds to spare, a hail of bullets falling round him. It was due to his courage in coming right uo on these occasons and to his great ability that many tanks were saved and crews prevented from falling into the enemy hands. His great spirit inspired all the regimental fitters.
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