A WW2 Military Medal group awarded to BMBR Mitchell RA for actions in Italy in 1944
MM correctly impressed 880959 BMBR. F.A. Mitchell. R.A.
Mitchell served with the 31st Field Regiment Royal Artillery.
Military Medal announced in the London Gazette on the 26th of June 1945. The original citation is as follows;
'Bdr Mittchell is NCO i/c the BCs party, which works with Battalion Tac HQ. In the past six months, he has had a great deal of very hard going - sometimes walking his set on mule pack but more often carrying it on his own back, always in the forward areas. Throughout this period, he has proved himself an NCO of unfailing good humour. He has shown the highest qualities of leadership throughout and, particulary when enemy shelling has been heaviest and the weather has been vile. One example of his personal courage, is his behaviour during the attack by 2/11 Sikhs at Cnferno on Sept 11th and 12th. The attack was held up at dawn and Tac HQ was caught on a forward slope under heavy MG fire. He set up and operated his set in the open on the bare forward slope, and the weight of fire, which was brought down as a result of his communications, enabled the Bn to dig in and hold on to the position. His set continued to work throughout the day and was the only channel of communication from the fwd tps back to Brigade.