- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Royal Armoured Corps (Preston)
- Awarded on:
- April 22nd, 1943
"On 1st March Trooper Maguire and Corporal Cox were sent out to report enemy movements in the area 3248 and 3348(TUNISIA, sheet 4) They took their carrier as far as was judged safe and then went forward on foot to an O.P.
Enemy tanks were seen and a report was sent back by wireless from the carrier to H.R.Q.
Artillery fire was brought to bear and Trooper Maguire and Corporal Cox returned again to their O.P where they corrected the fire at intervals for a period of approximately 2 hours. As a result two Mk VI's were destroyed and several others already disabled were heavily damaged. In order to send in their reports they took it in turns to traverse the 300 yards back to the carrier under considerable M.G. and small arms fire.
Their O.P. was frequently under heavy mortar fire and their conduct throughout was exemplary and inspiring."