Gosby, Leonard

Service number:
7883192
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Sergeant
Unit:
Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (Boscombe, Hants)
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Crusader
Action:
Recommendation:
"At Sidi Rezegh on 22 November, 1941 when in command of a tank, supported his Squadron Commander in an attack on Anti Tank guns. When his Squadron Commander?s tank was put out of action by enemy fire, he pushed further forward to enable the crew to evacuate. It was then that his tank was put out of action. He evacuated his crew under heavy machine gun fire and rendered first aid to the wounded operator. He then at the Rally Point took command of another tank and went into action with a Mixed Squadron in an attack on enemy Anti Tank gun positions. This N.C.O. displayed the greatest courage and was at all times a source of inspiration to all.
At Antelat on the 23rd December, 1941 he showed cool courage in the face of enemy shell fire by removing a wireless receiver from one tank to that of his Squadron Commander when it was important that inter-communications should be maintained. He was largely responsible for the good communications within the Squadron throughout the whole of the operations
Military Medal (MM)

Sources

  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35697 published on the 8 September 1942
    - eMedals