Italian Front GVI MM Group to Warrant Officer 2 Woolley RA
GVI MM - 803703 WO. Cl.2. S.T. Woolley. R.A.
GVI TEM - 803703 WO. Cl.2. S.T. Woolley R.A
MID - London gazette 11th January 1945
MM - London gazette 28th June 1945
Condition GVF ( some remains of glue from the previous mounting on the medals. This can be removed easily)
Stanley Thomas Woolley was a native of Wellington, Shropshire; he joined the Royal Artillery as a territorial on the 3rd June 1930. He was discharged before the start of WW2 but reenlisted on 1st March 1941.
While serving with the 51st Medium Regiment Royal Artillery, Woolley was wounded in Italy on 22nd May 1944. He was Mentioned in Despatches for his service in the Italian campaign in early 1945 and went on to win the Military Medal for the following deeds;
' His conduct in the face of the enemy has for a very long time been the most distinguished. There are no limits to his courage and endurance under fire, and he is never happier than when visiting and encouraging his detachment when they are being shelled. In November 1944, his battery in support of the N.Z. division occupied a position that was shelled nightly for a period of some days. In spite of the casualties, this WO maintained the cheerfulness and morale of his troop at a high pitch, giving himself no work from work or danger. He has set a very high standard which he has maintained throughout two campaigns. he has earned for himself the admiration of all his comrades and appears to be able to renew his reputation at will, regardless of his personal safety'
Wooley was recommended for the MM on 28th January 1945. Better pictures can be emailed when the light outside improves!