Bagley, Robert Herbert

Service number:
2371610
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lance-Corporal
Unit:
8th Indian Division, XIII Corps, 8th Army, British Army
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
“On the night of 11-12 May 44 during the Gari River crossing operation L/Cpl BAGLEY R. Volunteered to remain alone with his wireless set at the Beach Signal Masters post, after his second operator had to be withdrawn suffering from shell shock. Besides operating his wireless set L/Cpl Bagley acted as telephone orderly, and on many occasions during the night crawled out of his slit trench to repair the telephone line himself despite constant and accurate shelling, mortaring and machine-gun fire. By his devotion to duty and complete disregard for his personal safety, L/Cpl Bagley maintained both line and wireless commn single handed during the most critical stage of the assault”.
Military Medal (MM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With 8th Army bar.
Africa Star

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