Brayson, Frederick John

Date of birth:
1904
Date of death:
1960
Service number:
3131484
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lance-Corporal
Unit:
2 Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1945
Citation:
"On 22 April 1945 Brayson was in command of a section of 16 Pl 'D' Coy. The Coy. was performing a right flanking attack on Neu Darchau. In the course of the attack, l/C Brayson was wounded. He carried on in command of the section, which continued to mop up stiff enemy opposition en route. L/C Brayson was wounded a second time and relinquished command of his section only when he was too weak to maintain the pace of the advance. Exhorting his section to continue, he then endeavoured to carry a wounded comrade to safety, and was finally himself evacuated in a state of collapse. Throughout the action, L/C Brayson's personal example of courage and guts was an inspiration of his section. Acting on his final orders, the section continued without an NCO and reached the objective."
WO 373/55/942
Military Medal (MM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "1st ARMY" clasp.
Africa Star

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