PPA Riches, Frederick Stanley

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Riches
  • FORENAME
Frederick Stanley
  • UNIT
PPA B Patrol
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
5182528
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Italy 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Kings Dragoon Guards,R.A.C.
born 11.11.1915 Shirehampton,Gloucestershire
resided 101 Fishponds Road,West Woodthorpe,Sheffield,Yorkshire
enlisted 11.11.1933 Bristol
labourer in civilian life
joined PPA May 1943
RTUd April 1945
"One of the very few regular soldiers who found themselves at home in the unit" (Popski)
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Citation
Military Medal : On 17 Jul 44 at Scheggia, Italy, on his own initiative, with great gallantry and complete disregard to his own safety, stayed with his Jeep under heavy mortar and shell fire, in a completely exposed position, so as to give covering MG fire to a foot patrol operating ahead of him. He withdrew only after the patrol had returned to safety.

Recommendation by Major V Peniakoff M.C. O.C. 1 Demolition Sqdn P.P.A.
Web Links
https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/riches-frank.57996/
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7352441
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