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Captain Wakeford, Richard Wakeford, Nazi 1st Parachute Division, 2/4th Battalion, Cassino

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MX20392

Richard Wakeford V. C. June 1946 O2826-002He was 22 years old, and a Temporary Captain in the 2/4th Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment of the British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.On 13 May 1944 near Cassino, Italy, Captain Wakeford, accompanied only by his orderly and armed only with a revolver, went forward and killed a number of the Nazi 1st Parachute Division and took 20 prisoners. When attacking a hill feature the following day his company came under heavy fire, but although wounded in the face and both arms, Captain Wakeford pressed home the attack. He was wounded again, but reached the objective and consolidated the position. Richard Wakeford V. C. June 1946 O2826-002He was 22 years old, and a Temporary Captain in the 2/4th Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment of the British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.On 13 May 1944 near Cassino, Italy, Captain Wakeford, accompanied only by his orderly and armed only with a revolver, went forward and killed a number of the Nazi 1st Parachute Division and took 20 prisoners. When attacking a hill feature the following day his company came under heavy fire, but although wounded in the face and both arms, Captain Wakeford pressed home the attack. He was wounded again, but reached the objective and consolidated the position.

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Color Black & White
Keywords Man,Desk,Writing,Bravery,1940s,1940s
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1946
Model Released No
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Image ID:
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