A Second War 1943 ‘Tunisian Campaign – North Africa’ D.C.M. group of five awarded to Lance Sergeant S. Myers, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, for his gallantry in repelling a German night attack carried out in the mountains under the cover of a heavy mist
Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVI). (3446805 L. Sjt. S. Myers. Lan. Fus.) light contact marks; 1939-45 Star, Africa Star; Italy Star, War Medal,
D.C.M. L.G. 15/6/1943.
‘In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.’
The original recommendation states: ‘On 15 April 1943, during operations in the mountains, the Germans attacked Djebel Bettior by night under cover of a heavy mist and penetrated to the rocks immediately above Battalion H.Q. of the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Lance-Sergeant Stanley Myers, who was commanding the Pioneer Platoon, rallied personnel of H.Q. Company who had fallen back under a shower of grenades and seizing a light machine gun, returned the enemy fire. Leading two or three men with rifles and automatic weapons he helped to restore the position and forced the enemy to withdraw.
With complete disregard for his own safety, Lance-Sergeant Myers fetched ammunition to maintain his gun, and, by fixing fuses to two Hawkins grenades which he threw at the enemy inflicted casualties and caused them to fall back. Although constantly under fire he showed complete disregard for his personal safety and by his determination and courage was an inspiration to those around him.
It was largely due to his courage that a serious situation was averted. I consider this N.C.O.’s conduct to be of a very high order and strongly recommend him for an immediate award.’
Stanley Myers served during the Second War with the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers during the Tunisian Campaign in North Africa, 1942-43. The action took place during a night action in the German held peaks of the Medjerda Valley, about 30 miles from Tunis.