Tales of valour
REES Cyril Anthony, (Trooper)
9th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment
On 26th October 1944 during the attack on Nispen Trooper Rees was driving his Troop Sergeant’s tank. This tank received a direct hit wounding the Sergeant, and the crew were evacuated to a village some 400 yards away. Trooper Rees suffered shell shock, was treated, and then sallied forth single-handed back to the tank under heavy small arm, mortar, and shell fire to try and recover his tank. The tank had been recovered so he proceeded to recover another tank some 200 yards further on but found it to be undriveable.
This single-handed, determined and gallant act, under heavy fire, shows a spirit of self-sacrifice to save tanks from further damage.
Country: United Kingdom1939 - 45 Star This star was given for service between 3rd September 1939 ...
FRANCE & GERMANY STAR
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