PPA Beautyman, John Edward (Ted)

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Beautyman
  • FORENAME
John Edward (Ted)
  • UNIT
PPA P Patrol and Blitz Patrol
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
2328234
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Italy 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Corps of Signals (also with LRDG)
born 22.6.1920 Hull,Yorkshire
resided 15 Weghton Grove,Hull Road,Hull,Yorkshire
enlisted 19.1.1938 Hull
apprentice mechanic in civilian life
joined PPA Feb 1943
died 8.9.1981
"A man of infinite resource and varied accomplishments,undaunted and reliable,whom I put in command of our headquarters on one occasion when none of our experienced officers was at hand." (Popski)
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Citation
Military Medal : On 21 Jun. 44 near TOLENTINO, Italy, at night, behind enemy lines, the patrol in which he was travelling in the second vehicle fell into an ambush and came under MG fire at very close range. With the utmost coolness he returned the enemy fire and covered the party recovering the leading vehicle which had left the road. Though his vehicle was hit several times he kept up his fire for more than 15 minutes until the patrol proceeded on its way. Owing to his steadiness and to his disregard of danger only one casualty was suffered by the patrol in this encounter.

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