D.C.M. (GV1 - W.O. Cl.2 Beds. & Herts), G.S.M. bar Palestine (Sjt. Beds. & Herts.) 1939/45 Star, War Medal to Lieut. W. Harrison L.G. 22/10/1940, Retreat to Dunkirk
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D.C.M. (GV1 - W.O. Cl.2 Beds. & Herts), G.S.M. bar Palestine (Sjt. Beds. & Herts.) 1939/45 Star, War Medal to Lieut. W. Harrison
L.G. 22/10/1940, Retreat to Dunkirk. Recommendation ‘The enemy were shelling ‘B’ Coy. fwd. posn at Avelghem when P.S.M. Warren was reported as seriously injured and unable to move in front. C.S.M. Harrison immediately called for a volunteer and with Pte. Peakes went out, still under shell and rifle fire, and with no regard to his own safety brought back the wounded warrant officer. During the withdrawal through la Panne his Coy Comd. was seriously wounded. he arranged for him to be assisted to the beach and then took charge of Coy. He obtained a motor cycle and under heavy shelling found an alternative route to the beaches in order to minimise losses to the Coy. He thereby managed to bring about 75 per cent of the Coy. to the beaches where he had them under complete control. Throughout the Flanders withdrawal C.S.M. Harrison by displaying consistent courage and leadership was a fine example to those around him.’
C.S.M. Harrison was commd. 2.Lieut, Dec. 1942, into the Pioneer Corps but appears in the London Gazette, 9/6/1944 as ‘Dismissed the service by sentence of a Field Gen. Court-Martial. official correction to ‘Herts’ on DCM