Frederick Charles Field
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Frederick Charles Field

Frederick Charles Field
born 07.1917 Smallheath, Birmingham, UK
son of Mr. & Mrs. H. Field of Stella Road, Nechells, Birmingham
1935 enlisted Royal Signals (Territorials)
02.1939 Rifle Brigade
01.1940 - 12.1943 Middle East (09.10.1941 awarded DCM Battle of Sidi Barrani)
01.1944 Raiding Support Regiment
01.1944 Special Boat Squadron
07.1944 admitted No. 17 General Hospital
07.1944 returned UK, posted back to Rifle Brigade
11.1944 North-West Europe
01.1945 Army Air Corps, then 1 SAS
23.02.1945 admitted No. 9 General Hospital
evacuated to Royal Gwent Hospital U.K.
03.07.1945 discharged 'permanently unfit for military service'
06.1945 married Elsie (nee Hill). St. George Church, Great Hampton-row, Birmingham
died 24.12.1956 Birmingham, UK
Witton Cemetery, Witton, West Midlands, UK

Source : Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, West Midlands, England · Monday 25 June 1945
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Distinguished Conduct Medal : This N.C.O. accompanied Lieutenant C. H. Liddell on two reconnaissance patrols on the nights of 2-3 and 7-8 December 1940. He and one other N.C.O. managed to crawl right up to the enemy defences which had sentries posted about 50 yards apart. He got through these and climbed over the wall of the defences and got right inside the enemy camp. He then crept back over the wall and got away undiscovered. He was thus able to bring back valuable information about the size and strength of the defences and location of the anti-tank mines. Again, on the night of 7-8 December, he and one Rifleman crept up to the camp on another side and found a line of tanks closely guarded by sentries. He managed again to penetrate this and got just inside. He crept back again and was able to report a gap in the defences closed only by tanks, which was of the greatest value. Both of these patrols required great patience, courage and skill in locating and avoiding the enemy sentries.
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