PARAS Ashley, Neville Leonard

Popski's Private Army
By Vladimir Peniakoff

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Ashley
  • FORENAME
Neville Leonard
  • UNIT
2 Bn
  • RANK
Private (A/Corporal)
  • NUMBER
4184109
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Sicily 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 28.06.1912, UK
POW number 88944 (Camp Stalag XII A Limburg)
 

CITATION:

Military Medal : For gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 14th of July 1943 this soldier manned a Bren Gun in a most exposed posn, South of CATANIA in Sicily, in order to allow his section to dig in, during this period he was continually, being sniped. On one occasion he located an enemy Machine Gun post taking up a posn from which to engage his comrades. With complete disregard for personal safety he moved his Gun wall forward and destroyed the crew. Later having shot a German soldier at short range he went out and brought him into the R.A.B. as he was in danger of being burned alive.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16573698 (POW DETAILS)
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7348507 (MM)

NATIONAL ARCHIVES:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7348507
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