Vaughan, Ernest Edmunds

    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Ernest Vaughan was taken Prisoner of War and was housed at Oflag Spangenburg bei Kassel (P.O.W. number 1702). He was a member of the Reading Pathology Society and late Divisional Surgeon of the St.John Ambulance Brigade.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Assistant Surgeon
    Unit:
    Indian Medical Department attd 25th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
    Awarded on:
    October 21st, 1941
    Action:
    Recommendation:
    "On 17 June during operations at Halfaya Pass, (located in Egypt/Lybian border) Asst. Surg Vaughan reached the Troop Position whilst it was being heavily shelled by Medium Artillery, and tended the wounded. By this time enemy A.F.Vs had reached the lip of the Escarpment and the position was under continuous fire from open sights. Two men were hit on either side of the W.O. and this did not deter him from continuing his duty. I consider that Asst. Surg Vaughan showed great devotion to duty under exceptional circumstances."
    Details:
    Originally recommended for a Military Cross.
    WO 373/18/319
    Distinguished Conduct Medal

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