SCUS Coxshall, Ernest

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Coxshall
  • FORENAME
Ernest
  • UNIT
R.A.F.V.R. 3207 Servicing Commando Unit
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
1433683
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
France or Burma 1944/45
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1914
died 31.12.2004, aged 90
buried Te Aroha Cemetery, Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand
wife Winifred S. Coxshall, died 11.06.2008, aged 92
 

CITATION:

Military Medal : This airman broke cover under shell fire to rescue wounded personnel from a Dakota aircraft which had received a direct hit. It was largely due to his courage and devotion to duty that all of the wounded were rescued. On every occasion when casualties arose due to enemy shelling and mortar fire in the vicinity he was always ready to remove casualties to safety and assist where possible. His complete disregard for danger was an inspiration to all airmen.
Supplement to the London Gazette 02nd October 1945

WEB LINKS:

https://billiongraves.com/grave/ERNEST-COXSHALL-MM/10910788
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37291/supplement/4859/data.pdf
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