CANADIAN PARA Ducker, William Skirving

Drop Zone Normandy
By Sir Napier Crookenden

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Ducker
  • FORENAME
William Skirving
  • UNIT
C Company
  • RANK
Private
  • NUMBER
B/3047
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Normandy 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
DOW - see Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/ducker-william-skirving.10044/

CITATION:

Military Medal : This soldier was a medical orderly attached to C Coy during the action at Varaville on 6th June 1944. The Coy Comd, a Platoon Commander and 2 Other Ranks were in a building being heavily engaged by an anti-tank gun and mortar. A direct hit caused all four to become casualties. Private Ducker with absolute disregard for his own safety under heavy Machine Gun and mortar fire went to this building which was still under heavy fire gave medical attention to the Coy Commander and ascertained that the others were dead or beyond medical aid before removing the Coy Commander to a place of safety which was also under heavy fire.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9036669
https://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/william_ducker.htm
https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/44460/Ducker-William-Skirving.htm

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56490892/william-skirving-ducker
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