Goldstone, Lionel Stanley

Date of birth:
1905
Date of death:
November 7th, 1943
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Minturno
Plot: I. Row: C. Grave: 12.
Service number:
153926
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

26 October, 1940: 2nd Lieutenant South Wales Borderers

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Captain
Unit:
8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Action:
"On the morning of 30th October 1943, WEST of TREANO, Capt. GOLDSTONE with one platoon became detached from the rest of the Coy of which he was 2i/c. He led his platoon towards their obejective. He was always in front, leading his men and directing their fire onto enemy posts. He led an attack on a house which was strongly defended, throwing grenades and using a T.S.M.G, he personally inflicted casualties on the enemy, killing at least one and wounding others. Later he and his platoon cleared several other pockets of enemy resistance, taking numerous prisoners.
Capt. GOLDSTONE displayed a high standard of leadership and by his skill and dash materially assisted the battalion to gain its objective. Throughout he displayed a complete disregard for his personal safety and set a fine example to his men."
Military Cross (MC)

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