Goodman, George Willie James "Benny"

Date of birth:
1913
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
No.11 Platoon, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Airlanding Brigade, 1st Airborne Division, British Army
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1943
Action:
This officer landed with a party of twelve men and although unable to find the rest of his Company, made straight for his Company objective, capturing two pill boxes and took several prisoners. He continued to hold his position against heavy counter attack and although wounded in the stomach refused to leave his men until ten hours later when he was ordered back for treatment by his Commanding Officer.
All through the fighting this officer led his men gallantly and set them a high example of personal bravery.
Details:
July 1943, Sicily (Operation Husky).
Military Cross (MC)

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