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TSM Edward George 'Lofty' King MM
TSM Edward George 'Lofty' King MM No.3 Commando
Citation for his MM which was awarded when he was a L/Sgt:
On the night of the 13th-14th July 1943 after the landing at Agnone and during the advance to Punta Del Malati, Sgt King continually led the HQ Party forward under fire quite regardless of his own safety, his only desire being to get forward and engage the enemy. During the fight at Punta Del Malati and in the subsequent withdrawal, Sgt King was continually taking messages and exposing himself under heavy mortar, machine gun and shell fire. He was of the greatest assistance in organising the withdrawl, always remaining with the rear elements, his steadiness had an inspiring effect on all ranks. Sgt. King was also outstanding in the advance and attack on the Cassibile Battery on the night 9th-10th July 1943 (L.G.21.10.43)
(above details entered by Pete R.)
To comply with their copyright written permission for use of this photo on the CVA website has been sought and granted from Greenhill Books (Pen & Sword )the publishers of Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brigadier John Durnford-Slater DSO + bar. Posted by Pete R.