Falconer, George Fettes

Service number:
1470123
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Sergeant Falconer was also awarded the :
- General Service Medal 1918-62, G.VI.R., one clasp, Palestine 1945-48
- Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, E.II.R., with 'Regular Army' bar suspension

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
Royal Regiment of Artillery (Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire)
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1943
Recommendation:
"On 19th July 1943 at Agira, Sgt. Falconer's Troop came under heavy mortar fire which killed several men including the Troop Commander, seriously wounded the two senior N.C.O.'s of the Troop and destroyed one gun. Sgt. Falconer immediately took command of the Troop and despite further heavy enemy fire got the other guns into action. He personally saw to the removal of the portees from the area and his initiative and personal courage set a first class example to the men under his command. By his prompt action he undoubtedly saved further lives and equipment. He remained in charge all day and later when ordered to remove his guns he borrowed carriers and successfully carried out the operation."
Military Medal (MM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "8th ARMY" clasp.
Africa Star

Sources

  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36232 published on the 2 November 1943
    - eMedals