Roy Harry William Lunnon
Tales of valour
The road at this point was under heavy and constant small arms fire. Finding the squadron leader seriously wounded, Trooper Lunnon, without thinking of his own safety, returned to the tank for the first aid box. The heavy fire again did not stop him attempting to cross the road for a third time to the aid of his squadron leader. This time he was hit in the thigh by a burst of light machine gun fire, but determined to reach his squadron leader, crawled on across the road to the injured officer, who, unfortunately had died.
Sergeant Benn then moved his tank up to cover Trooper Lunnon and subsequently evacuated him. Although he was in great pain and had lost a lot of blood, Trooper Lunnon remained cheerful and encouraged his crew. This gallant action in trying to save his squadron leader regardless of the cost, is beyond praise and had a most marked effect upon his crew and all those who saw it during an extremely difficult time.