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The honours and awards that Pioneers earned, showing courage and devotion to duty. Some very interesting stories here and a list of everyone who got a medal.

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Here are how some Pioneers won their awards, showing courage and devotion to duty...



Corporal J P SCULLY             - George Cross
Lieutenant C C CHITTENDEN - George Medal

When houses were demolished by enemy action, a rescue party under the direction of Lieutenant Chittenden went to the incident and a search was
made for trapped people. Cpl Scully located a man and
a woman and, with great difficulty, he managed to penetrate the debris and get to where they were
buried. Lieutenant Chittenden followed him. Wood was obtained to use as props to shore up the debris, but there was no means of cutting it into proper lengths.

A rescue party then arrived with tools to cut some
wood into more suitable lengths for shoring. All
available help was mustered and the men worked tremendously hard in their efforts to clear away the wreckage. Corporal Scully remained with the trapped persons and prevented any more debris falling on them. A long plank was inserted to take most of the weight
but as a result of further falls the props began to sway out of position. There was then a very real danger of
the mass of debris falling down and burying the injured persons. Realising this, Corporal Scully placed his back under the plank to try to prevent the props from giving away completely. He steadied them for a time but generally the weight increased until the props slipped. This left Corporal Scully holding one end of the plank
and Lieutenant Chittenden supporting the other.



Cpl Scully GC


Corporal Scully could have got away at this stage, but he knew that if he did so the debris would fall and probably kill the trapped persons, so he stayed under the plank. Gradually the weight increased and forced Corporal Scully down until he lay across the trapped man. Lieutenant Chittenden who was still holding one end of the plank reached over and supported Corporal Scully's head to prevent him from being suffocated by having his head pressed against the debris. He managed to keep Corporal Scullys face clear, but he was fast becoming exhausted. Despite this, he kept up his spirits and continued to talk encouragingly to the woman. The man was unconscious nearly all this time. Corporal Scully remained in this position throughout the night until, more than seven hours later, the rescue party were able to rescue him and the casualties.

When they first entered the house, Lieutenant Chittenden and Corporal Scully knew there was a grave risk of injury or death as the high walls nearby appeared about to collapse at any moment. Had this collapse occurred, they would have been buried under many tons of debris. Corporal Scully risked his life to save the two people and, through the position looked hopeless, Lieutenant Chittenden stayed with him.



Private T O THORBURN - George Medal

In September 1943 the enemy obtained a direct hit on a dump of petrol on the sea front at Salerno. A Corporal was severely wounded and two of three other ranks too badly shaken to take any further part. Private Thorburn although wounded in the back, commenced salvaging the petrol. The dump was on fire in several places and petrol tins were exploding in all directions, being in some cases thrown over the roof of the six storey building adjacent to the fire. At great personal risk, in face of the rapidly expanding fire, and a further salvo of shells, he was able with the assistance of a few men who came along later to salvage some thousands of gallons of petrol. He was then evacuated to hospital, where a fair sized piece of shrapnel was removed from his back, the wound dresses, and he returned to duty.



Sergeant H GRANT - George Medal
Private A CATLEY   - George Medal

On 8th June, 1944 at about 1200 hours a bomb hit No 3 SSD and Petrol Dump and immediately set fire to a large quantity of petrol. A fire of immense proportions ensued, which spread rapidly to the ammunition dump, this contained all natures of ammunition and explosives including a large quantity of 105 mm HE shell and Anti Tank mines. Sergeant Grant, without orders or encouragement from anyone else immediately called for volunteers to help localise the fire and salvage such stores as could be saved. Without hesitation Pte Catley volunteered. They worked without interruption for 1 and half hours during which time hundreds of tons of ammunition exploded about them. Both soldiers showed utter disregard for their personal safety and displayed courage and devotion to duty of the highest order. As a result of their efforts approximately one third of the ammunition and the whole of the Ordnance Stores were saved - this at a time when every round of ammunition ashore counted.



Sergeant C F WAGHORNE - George Medal

At Bircham Newton on the 28th March, 1941, Sergeant Waghorne was in charge of a party of men who helped to block the entrances and ventilators of a bulk petrol installation where an explosion had occurred and fire had started. Although he knew that a 500 pound bomb and six smaller ones were inside, he personally supervised and later completed the blocking of the premises. When this was practically completed and a further explosion had occurred from one of the smaller bombs, Sergeant Waghorne still maintained his position and only allowed members of his party to approach him singly whilst he completed the blocking of the entrance which had been re-opended by the second explosion. Sergeant Waghorne showed conspicuous courage and, owing to his effort, not only were thousands of gallons of aviation petrol saved, but a major disaster averted.



Captain V H COHEN - George Medal

In December, 1942 Captain Cohen volunteered to take charge of a party to fight a fire where a quantity of smoke generators had caught fire. The generators were surrounded by a large number of Bangalore torpedoes, beach mines, tins of detonators and 25 pounder ammunition. He led the party in their efforts to localise the fire and himself took the danger side to prevent the fire from affecting the high explosives. This he succeeded in doing, although several 25 pounder shells exploded. By his action and constant disregard of personal danger, until the fire was brought under control and extinguished, he averted the danger of mines exploding. Had the fire reached the high explosives, there would have been a higher number of casualties.



Private C W McConnell - George Medal

Pte McConnell was a member of a Heavy Rescue Section which had been working on a number of V-bomb incidents over a period of six weeks and had rescued about 150 trapped casualties alive during that time. He was an outstanding member of a first-class rescue section. On several occasions he worked strenuously and voluntarily for over 12 hours at a stretch. He worked under massed heavy concrete debris at the Rex Cinema, Antwerp, on 16th December, 1944. He volunteered to go down into a cellar in a very dangerous situation at the Maritime Marine Telephone Exchange incident. At the RAOC Gas unit incident he volunteered to work in a very confined space lying on his back under a loose flooring with heaped debris on top. The whole floor collapsed shortly after the last casualty was taken out. He inspired others with his zeal for rescue work and his complete contempt of danger.



Private L K McGARRIGLE - George Medal

On the 21st February, 1951 a round of 25 pounder ammunition exploded in a sorting shed at 3 Central Ammunition Sub-Depot, Hampstead Norris (Bramley), and injured six soldiers of the Royal Pioneer Corps, one of whom died later. The blast was so violent that it blew other shells to pieces, reduced many more to a very dangerous condition, started a fire and blanketed the area with smoke. Pte L K McGarrigle, of 260 Company Royal Pioneer Corps was working in the building at the time of the explosion and, under orders, ran outside to take cover. Undeterred by the tremendous shock of the explosion, he returned almost immediately on his own initiative. Seeing that there was a fire he grasped buckets from the fire-point and in company with Pte J Gibbons of 28 Bn Royal Army Ordnance Corps, attempted to put it out, knowing that other shells might exploded at any time and having seen wounded soldiers running out of the building and having heard their screams. Through the smoke these two soldiers saw a severely injured comrade lying on the ground amidst burst boxes which were covered with blood, live shells scattered about in a highly dangerous condition, and charred and burning debris. Without hesitation and at grave personal risk Ptes McGarrigle and Gibbons went into this highly dangerous area and pulled out the injured soldier, evacuating him to Pte Gibbons utility vehicle which stood outside. Pte McGarrigle displayed courage and devotion to duty of the highest order. It was largely due to his personal efforts that the fire was extinguished, and his example was an inspiration to many others who assisted with the evacuation and first aid of the casualties.



Major F L DEW - George Medal

On the 19th January 1945 a V2 fell in the Bulk Petrol Installation at Antwep, causing fires to five full petrol tanks. On the following day the wind caused a flashback in one of the burning tanks and flames enveloped a brick wall from the top of which United States firemen were operating. Realising that there was a grave risk of the whole tank exploding, Major Dew, who was in charge of all Fire Fighting Detachments, guided two firemen to safety and on learning that a third was still on the wall, rushed through the flames and found him lying between the wall and the tank with his flesh and clothes alight. Major Dew picked him up and carried him to safety through the flames, which had by then greatly increases. Major Dew did not leave until all the fires were extinguished on the 21st January, and it was largely due to his skill, courage and organising ability, that the fires were extinguished as quickly as they were.



Sergeant J H MATTHEWS - George Medal

At Savernake, Wiltshire, on 2nd January 1946, during the loading of an ammunition train from lorries, a major explosion occurred and fire broke out which quickly spread to another ammunition train alongside, and up till 1630 hrs further major explosions and extensive fires supervened, involving the death of eight soldiers, injuries to others, and the total destruction of twenty seven railway wagons and two lorries containing shells, mines and other explosives, out of a total of ninety six wagons loaded with ammunition in the siding. Immediately after the first explosion and for one and a half hours Sergeant Matthews was promptly on the sidings with his tender and crew. He initiated the movement of some wagons threatened by fire, to safety. He personally uncoupled these wagons (six in number) although the end one was already on fire. He and his men were only concerned with rendering full assistance, with no thought of personal danger. By his leadership, Sergeant Matthews encouraged his crew to continue fire fighting in what was apparently a forlorn hope, disregarding entirely the risks involved, in a gallant endeavour to avoid a great disaster, not desisting until the water supply became exhausted, and he was finally ordered to withdraw.



Private P YEATES - George Medal

On the 13th June 1943, three soldiers were seen to be in difficulty whilst bathing at La Marna. One of them was able to reach a chain which was formed by other bathers, but the other two men continued to shout for help. In face of the strong currents at this beach, which had already caused several deaths, Private Yeates, who was not himself a strong swimmer, pluckily plunged into the sea and brought the nearest man to safety. He then entered the sea a second time and effected a particularly courageous rescue of the second man, who by this time was completely exhausted. There is no doubt that both men would have lost their lives had it not been for Private Yeates' initiative and disregard for his own safety. On the 27th June 1943, he again behaved with gallantry when a man got into difficulties near Bou Fiche. This man got into the water and was swept one hundred and fifty yards out to sea very quickly, in spite of his being a good swimmer. The seas were apparently increasing in strength, but Private Yeates with two other men after repeated attempts, got through the inshore breakers and with both courage and systematic coolness, reached the drowning man and brought him ashore. All were exhausted when reaching the shore, and unfortunately the victim did not recover.



Sergeant J CARRIGAN - George Medal

Sergeant Carrigan volunteered on a night in May 1941, to take charge of a rescue party on the site where a heavy bomb had recently exploded in Plumpton Street, Liverpool. He did most valuable work in rescuing trapped people. Whilst engaged on this work another bomb fell on the site. Sergeant Carrigan was badly shaken but carried on and showed an utter disregard of his personal safety.



Lieutenant S A GREEN - George Medal

At 2030 hrs on 22nd December 1942, Lieutenant Green together with a party of military personnel proceeded to where a British Military Stores train was on fire near Armandie station. On arrival at the scene of the fire Lieutenant Green together with three others boarded a burning wagon containing 100 lb HE bombs and proceeded to unload them. On completion of this unloading, Lieutenant Green went to the rear of the train, which was burning fiercely, and together with two others unloaded two burning wagons containing HE bombs. Later Lieutenant Green boarded a wagon containing 100 Octane Petrol and was able to save some 200 gallons of this petrol before being forced to withdraw owing to the terrific heat.

GEORGE CROSS
Corporal J P SCULLY

ORDER OF THE BATH - COMMANDER
Major-General A L I FRIEND CBE MC

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE - COMMANDER
Brigadier H F CARTER MC
Colonel C J FISHER DSO OBE
Major General A L I FRIEND OBE MC
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Brigadier A INNES-IRONS DSO
Colonel H F MONTAGUE
Colonel T E PEARMAN
Brigadier H G L PRYNNE OBE MC TD
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Colonel C STATHER OBE

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER
Major S J BASTOW
Major E H BROOKE MC
Captain H R LAKE

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Lieutenant Colonel J E ADAMSON DSO
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Lieutenant Colonel F W FIELD
Lieutenant Colonel R D FINLAY
Lieutenant Colonel E J FOX
Lieutenant Colonel A C FROST MBE
Lieutenant Colonel J D GEORGE
Lieutenant Colonel L W GILES MC
Lieutenant Colonel E A GORDON
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Colonel B W W GOSTLING MC
Lieutenant Colonel H GREENWOOD VC DSO MC
Lieutenant Colonel S E GRUNDY
Lieutenant Colonel B T V B HAMBROUGH
Lieutenant Colonel J HANNA
Lieutenant Colonel F O HAYWARD DCM MM
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Colonel B JACOBS MC
Lieutenant Colonel H JOHN SON MC
Colonel A L JONES
Lieutenant Colonel H T KENT
Colonel C R B KNIGHT
Lieutenant Colonel G LOWE
Lieutenant Colonel W C LYDE
Lieutenant Colonel D MARSHALL
Lieutenant Colonel D MARSHALL
Lieutenant Colonel J P A McADAM
Lieutenant Colonel W McCLURE DSO TD
Lieutenant Colonel J McK McDONALD
Lieutenant Colonel N E S MILLER
Lieutenant Colonel A F MILLS MC
Lieutenant Colonel L E MISA DSO
Lieutenant Colonel H B MONIER WILLIAMS MC
Lieutenant Colonel B L MORTON
Major P R NIGHTINGALE
Lieutenant Colonel D J O'CALLAGHAN MBE
Lieutenant Colonel P A H OWEN-LEWIS
Lieutenant Colonel D N PAPWORTH
Lieutenant Colonel H PEARCE
Colonel C PEPYS DSO MS
Lieutenant Colonel H G L PRYNE MC TD
Colonel G RICHMOND MC TD
Lieutenant Colonel H W G SALMON
Lieutenant Colonel M T SAMPSON MC
Lieutenant Colonel R F C SCOTT MC
Lieutenant Colonel G de M SLADE
Lieutenant Colonel J S P SMITH
Lieutenant Colonel R W SMITH
Lieutenant Colonel S J STANBROOKE
Lieutenant Colonel E F H STANLEY
Lieutenant Colonel C STATHER
Lieutenant Colonel E F D STRETTELL
Lieutenant Colonel W S TANNER TD
Colonel F D TROLLOPE-BELLOW DSO MC
Lieutenant Colonel Sir J USHER Bt
Lieutenant Colonel W H WEBB MM
Lieutenant Colonel H C WHEATLEY
Lieutenant Colonel A J WILCOCK
Lieutenant Colonel K WORMALD

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE - MEMBER
Major C N ADES
Captain C AS ALDEN
Lieutenant Colonel D H ALEXANDER
Major F L ALLAN MC
Captain H F ANDERSON
Major F A ARCHDALE
WO1 ATKINSON
Major L ATKINSON MM
Major W H AUSTIN
Captain D S Y BAKER
Major H BALL
Captain R P BATEMAN
Major A D BAXTER
Lieutenant J G BEER
Captain F W BEESON
Major J P BENNETT TD
Colonel J H BENTLEY
Major C V BIDDLECOMBE DCM
WO2 J A BLACK
Major E F BLAKE
Major M BLUNDELL
Lieutenant (QM) E BODY
Captain H BOOTH
Major E BOWDEN
WO2 W BOWTELL
Lieutenant (QM) C W J BROWN
Lieutenant (QM) M F BROWN
Major C N BROWNE
WO1 F J BULL
Major H BUTHER
Major E N CANTRELL
Captain J P CARGEEGE
Major M L CASE
Major E H CASWELL
Major H CHAMBRE
WO2 E S CHILTON
WO2 G CLARK
Major E M COCKBURN
Major R A COCKERELL
Major R H COLEMAN
Major R S COMBE
Lieutenant C E H CONEY
Captain C R COOK
Lieutenant Colonel W J CORNER
Major J G CRASTER
Captain E T CRAWLEY
Captain A CROMPTON
Major J E DAVENPORT
Major J G DAVIES
Lieutenant (QM) A H DAVIS
Major J E DAVISON
Captain W E DAVY
Major G E DAWSON
Major W G DENNESS
Captain W T DICKINSON
Captain J DOWNIE
Lieutenant H M S DUNANT
Captain G H EDKINS
Captain G M ELDER
Major J ELLIOTT
WO2 E F ELLIS
WO1 F G ELLIS
Lieutenant H G EMBLEM
Major C W FAWCETT
Lieutenant W G FENTON
Major K L FERGUSON
Captain (QM) J FINDLAY
WO2 J W FLETCHER
Captain J FOLEY
Captain F K FORRESTER
Major W R FORSTER
Captain D R FOX
Major A C FROST
WO1 W FRYER
Captain G F GARRATT
Captain L M GARWOOD
Major J D A GERMOND
Major W H GILL
Subadar Major M GOPALA
Captain J B GRIFFITHS
Major D GRUAR
Major H D M GUNNELL
Major P A A HAINING
Major A P HALL
Lieutenant A W HALL
Major R HAMPSON
Captain J R HASTINGS
WO2 H E HEMMING
WO1 J HENNESSY
WO2 N C G HERMAN
WO2 S HERMES
Major J B HILLARY
Captain (QM) F HOBSON
Lieutenant E F HOCKLEY
Staff Sergeant R E HODGKINS
Captain R N HOLMES MC
Major T H HORSBURCH
Lieutenant (QM) W HOW
Captain W F M HUNT
Major J W HUNTINGDON
WO1 H B HUTCHINGS
Jemadar INIATULLAH
Major C F JACOBS
Jemadar A JANAKBHADUR
Major G R JOHN
Captain T G B JOYCE
Subadar ABDULLA KHAN
Major G R LANG
Captain R G LAING
Major W LEE
Major W G LEE
Lieutenant J LEIGH
Major A E LLOYD
Major A J MacFARLAND
WO1 D T MAKHAOLA
Major J E MARTIN
Captain J E M MAW
Major J McARTHUR
Captain J McCOLM
Major E L G McMANUS
Captain F E METCALFE
Major A R MOORE MM
Lieutenant N F MOORE
Major J A MULHOLLAND MC
Jemadar N C NAGENDRA
Major R W NEALE
WO2 T E OGLE
Major R W PAGE
Major S A PAINTER
Lieutenant (QM) E PAPWORTH
WO2 R G PARKER
Major F S S PASSMORE
Major H N PRIAULX
Major F T PRIEST
Major G E PRINCE
Captain A RAM
Major E A H RANKIN
Major N J REID
Major S E REYNOLDS
Captain F W RICHARDS
Captain W H RICHARDS
Major D L RICHARDSON
WO2 J RICHARDSON
WO2 S G RICHARDSON
Major D W ROBBINS
Captain T S ROGERS
Major G K ROSS MC
Lieutenant L A ROWE
Major W D ROWLANDS
Lieutenant G G ROWSELL
Major S W ROYLE
Major C H SAIL
WO1 G SARTAIN
Major W G SCRUBY
WO1 MULWA SEKGOMA
Captain A K SHAFIQ
Jemadar Z SHAR
Major S A SHARPE
Captain N A SHEIKH
Major R J SHEPPARD
Major R S SIM
WO2 F SISLEY
Captain F J SKITCH
Major C J STORK MC
Major H J STOURTON
Major F G TAYLOR
Major J TAYLOR
Major G TCHAPLINE SCO DSC
Jemadar D THAPA
Subadar A THEVER
Major C E THOMAS
Major N THOMAS
Major M B THOMPSON
Captain F W THORNE
WO2 W McG TILDSLEY
Captain W G TOPHAM
WO1 S TURAY
Major J TYLER
Major A J Van OUDTSCHOORN
Major R VICKERY
Captain W A WALKER
Major R WALLACE-BATEMAN MC
Major E C WALKER
Major W E WARICK
Captain G E WATSON
Major R H WEBBER
Major P A H WELCH
Captain M A WENGER
WO1 F J WEST
Major J WHELAN
Lieutenant H H WHITTLE
Major T D L WILSON
Lieutenant Colonel M T WOOD
WO2 A J WOODHEAD
Lieutenant Colonel F WYNESS
Subadar K YAKAB


MILITARY CROSS
Lieutenant J ARNEIL
Captain J F BAINBRIDGE
Lieutenant F L BETTS
Captain R H CAIN
Major S F CHALK
Major C T FERGUSON
Lieutenant G GLOSSOP
Lieutenant F C GOODMAN
Lieutenant J C P GREEN
Major P J M GREEN
Lieutenant T GRIFFIN
Lieutenant H M HARTLEY
Subadar B ILAHI
Jemadar J MARANDI
Subadar A S MAUZ
Jemadar MEHAR SINGH
Captain R H D NORMAN
Captain E PERRY
Second Lieutenant L E QUELLE
Major L E SARJEANT
Lieutenant E J F WHITTALL
Lieutenant J W WRIGHT

BAR TO THE MILITARY CROSS
Major R CHALLONER MC

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
WO2 H F CARTWRIGHT
Sergeant D DRISCOLL
Private C JOYCE
Private J POLLACK

 

 


 







 

 

MILITARY MEDAL
Private A Ah-TONG
Sergeant A BOLE
Sergeant A CANOVAS
WO2 J H CARPENTER
Sergeant W CARRINGTON
Sergeant T G CARTWRIGHT
Sergeant CHAKA
Sergeant J DAB
Sergeant W DEAN
Corporal A DUNCAN
Sergeant M EISENBERG
Private H N ELLIS
Lance Corporal G W ELLIS
Naik M K FATEH
Sergeant A C GEISS
Corporal G D GENTLE
Corporal J E HATCH
Sergeant F HUGHES
Private L HILLMAN
Private T H IRVING
WO2 T KABI
Lance Naik D KALI
Private J U KASAP
Sergeant M KELLY
Private M K S KHURI
Havildar R KIRSHMAN
Private S LANDLER
WO2 M LESHOELE
Private G LEE
Private R LEVI
Corporal R W S LIVESEY
Sergeant M MAHLOMOLA
Private J McGRATH
Sergeant F MARIE
Sergeant E H MOODY
Sergeant A MOSENA
Corporal A E M MOUSSA
Sergeant S NEGRINE
Private G E O'SULLIVAN
Lance Corporal J G PARKER
Sergeant A PHATELA
Private M R RAMOS
Private L RENATO
Staff Sergeant W ROGERSON
Porter S SETE
Private S SHAM
Sergeant W SHAW
Corporal S SIMITCH
Havildar I SINGH
Jemedar M SINGH
Corporal L TALINE
Sergeant F J TAYLOR
Private F J TINSLEY
Private J TURNER
Private H J WAKEMAN
Sergeant D WELCH
Sergeant S WHITWORTH
Private F WILSON

BAR TO THE MILITARY MEDAL
Private M K S KHURI

GEORGE MEDAL
Private A CATLEY
Lieutenant C C CHITTENDEN
Captain V H COHEN
Major F L DEW
Sergeant J GARRIGAN
Sergeant H GRANT
Lieutenant S A GREEN
Sergeant J H MATTHEWS
Private C N McCONNELL
Private L K McCARRIGLE
Private T O THORBURN
Sergeant C F WAGHORNE
Private P YEATES

INDIAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
Subadar S R BICHAR
Jemadar M GABRIEL
Sepoy INDER SINGH

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Pioneer S AKRAM
Staff Sergeant G AIRTH
WO2 N AITCHISON
Staff Sergeant H W ALLEN
Sergeant P ARMITAGE
WO2 A N W ARNOLD
Staff Sergeant M D ARTHUR
Sergeant W H ASPIN
Corporal L W T AUGUST
Sergeant J H BAINES
Sergeant C C BAKER
Corporal C BAKOMBI
Staff Sergeant E J BARRETT
Staff Sergeant G J BEECH
WO2 C M BEEJOOLALL
Corporal J T BELGER
Sergeant A S BIGGS
Sergeant C H BOOTH
Sergeant V V J BRAKE
Sergeant L E BRIGHTWELL
Sergeant T R BROTHERTON
Sergeant F E BROWN
Private P BROWN
Private E J BUCKLAND
WO2 E G BURCHER
Corporal W T BURNHAM
Sergeant A H CARELESS
Private M J CAVALLEROS
Private T CHEESEBOROUGH
Private W CLEGG
Private D G COFFIN
Sergeant H J O COLTMAN
Private F J COOPER
Private R H COTTAM
Sergeant J CROCKFORD
WO2 C A CURTIS
Sergeant W G CUTTING
Sergeant A E DANIELS
Sergeant G S DAVIES
Private A DAY
Sergeant W L DEWHIRST
Corporal G R T DICKINSON
Sergeant G W R DRAKE
Sergeant G E DRAPER
Lance Corporal W DUDLEY
Lance Corporal J DUHIG
Corporal J B EDWARDS
Corporal G ELLIOTT
Corporal J W EMONS
Corporal H ERICKSON
Sergeant W A FIELD
WO2 L W FOAKES
Staff Sergeant A E GARNETT
Private A T GARRARD
Private G E GEDGE
Private J D GRAHAM
Sergeant W S GREATIX
Lance Corporal A J GREEN
WO2 D E HALLIDAY
WO2 K W HARVEY
Sergeant R G H HAWKINS
Corporal C T A HAYWARD
Lance Corporal H HENSHAW
Sergeant J R HERBERT
Private E HILTON
WO1 J A HUTCHINSON
Sergeant R S JACOBS
Lance Corporal S JOHNS
Corporal S JOHNSON
Sergeant D JONES
Sergeant T JONES
Sergeant A A KATZ
Private F KELLETT
WO1 R KGAMANE
WO1 KILLIOPA s/o ADIEBO
Sergeant W KIMMEDY
Sergeant E KIRBY
Sergeant G LATHAM
Private T LAVENDER
WO2 J LELEKA
Sergeant M A LUXTON
Sergeant W W MACKAY
Private T MAHLOMOLA
Sergeant R F MANN
Sergeant S MARSON
Staff Sergeant A R MARTIN
Lance Corporal J MARUBBI
Sergeant J MESENGER
Private J MILEY
Sergeant B C MOORE
WO2 J G MORGAN
Staff Sergeant A MOROFSKY
Sergeant B MORRIS
Sergeant J MOSS
Private P MURPHY
Corporal J T MURTAGH
Havildar A MUZAFFAR
Sergeant E N H NICHOLSON
Sergeant R NIXON
Private P O'BRIEN
Sergeant G R PADMORE
Lance Corporal T PEGG
Sergeant H S PIKE
Sergeant H POTLAKI
Private W G PRIEST
Sergeant H RABINOWITZ
Sergeant W REID
Staff Sergeant J RENSHAW
Private G ROBINSON
Lance Corporal K J ROFF
WO1 F SAINSBURY
Private W SANDERS
Corporal W J SANDERSON
WO2 E W SAVILL
Sergeant F SCHNECK
Private E SEQHOBANE
WO2 E SHAW
Staff Sergeant A SILVER
Sergeant H C SPARKS
Staff Sergeant M J SPICER
Sergeant W STEDMAN
Staff Sergeant E V STEPHENSON
Sergeant W W STRAW
Lance Corporal T TALETOOANE
Sergeant A A TOWNLEY
Private J VOGT
Sergeant W WALKER
Private P J WARD
Staff Sergeant B T WEBSTER
Lance Corporal S G WHATLEY
Sergeant R G WHITTAKER
Sergeant D S WILLIAMS
Corporal J H WILLIAMS
Corporal E WRIGHT

ALLIED DECORATIONS

BELGIUM

ORDER OF THE CROWN - OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel W McCLURE DSO OBE TD

CHEVALIER OF THE ORDER
OF LEOPALD II WITH PALM
Lieutenant Colonel T H BRIGGS MC
Lieutenant Colonel H A MAYNE
Lieutenant Colonel J R TROWNSELL
Colonel K M WILLS

CROIX D GUERRE WITH PALM
Lieutenant Colonel T H BRIGGS MC
WO2 H E EAST
Private P O JOSLIN
Lieutenant Colonel H A MAYNE
Lieutenant Colonel W McCLURE DSO OBE MC
Lieutenant D L MORRIS
Corporal L T RADFORD
Lance Corporal T TIMMINS

CROIX MILITAIRE - 1ST CLASS
Lieutenant Colonel E J EVANS

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

MEDAL OF MERIT - 2ND CLASS
Lieutenant H H ALEXANDER

FRANCE

CROIX DE GUERRE - BRONZE STAR
Sergeant S A JOHNSON
Private A MOORE

CROIX DE GUERRE - SILVER STAR
Lieutenant R M L CAMPBELL
Lieutenant C E COPELAND
WO2 J M PIRIE

CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM
Lieutenant Colonel P BOOTH
Lieutenant Colonel A F G RENTON OBE MC

GREECE

ORDER OF KING GEORGE I - CROSS OF OFFICER
Major L D S HUNTER

ROYAL ORDER OF THE
PHOENIX WITH SWORDS - GOLD CROSS
Major H A WHITELEY

ROYAL ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - CROSS OF OFFICER
Captain W H JACKSON

CROSS OF THE ORDER OF ST MARK
Brigadier H H BLANCHARD
Lieutenant Colonel F BOLTON
Captain C L BOWEN
Captain C R A BRENTNALL
Colonel F A CHARLIER MC
Major E D DAVEY
Major J A PACE-BALZAN
Major H T STANLEY
Captain E S STONE
Major A WILDING-JONES
Captain A WOOD
Captain W WOODWARD
Major J YOUNG

HOLLAND

ORANGE OF ORANJE
NASSAU WITH SWORDS - OFFICER
Major C S BOWER MC

ORANGE OF ORANJE
NASSAU WITH SWORDS - KNIGHT
Captain F G BIGNELL
Captain S De YONG
Captain H J PLYMING
Lieutenant Colonel J W SHARRATT-HORNE
Lieutenant Colonel F WYNESS MBE

BRONZE CROSS
Private R W ALLISON
Captain S B HARPER

ORDER OF ORANJE NASSAU - SILVER MEDAL
Sergeant H HOUGH

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

LEGION OF MERIT - OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel H A POLLOCK DSO

LEGION OF MERIT - OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel H A POLLOCK DSO

LEGION OF MERIT - LEGIONNAIRE
Captain C CHAMPION
Colonel E A GORDON OBE

SOLDIER'S MEDAL
Major L KOENIGSBERT

BRONZE STAR
Major F G AVENT
Major J BICKERS
Major J H A J CAESAR
Major R O DAFFERN
Sergeant K H DAVIES
Staff Sergeant W H DRAKE
Major F M HAMILTON
Brigadier J H HILLARY CBE
Sergeant J A JENVEY
Colonel S M MacGUIRE MC
WO2 M J McGINLEY
Sergeant J MARTIN
Lance Corporal E A NEWMAN
Subadar Major K S B PEHLWAN MBE

MEDAL OF FREEDOM - BRONZE PALM
Major A G GRAHAM MC

Apart from those whose courage and devotion to duty was duly honoured there were, of course, in this Corps, as in all other Arms, countless numbers whose efforts, and devotion to duty, proved of the highest order.

1980 description of the Royal Pioneer Corps

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