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WW2 MM GROUP, ROYAL ARTILLERY FROM BEESTON,LEEDS
Price: 1195.00 GBP  
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WW2 MM GROUP, ROYAL ARTILLERY FROM BEESTON,LEEDS

GVIR 1ST TYPE MILITARY MEDAL (MM, 1939-45 STAR, AFRICA STAR, DEFENCE MEDAL & 1939-45 WAR MEDAL TO,13099786.GNR.J.PEAKER.RA.GUNNER JACK PEAKER FROM BEESTON, LEEDS, W.YORKS WAS AWARDED THE MM FOR SERVICES IN NORTH AFRICA IN THE LONDON GAZETTE 15-6-1943. HE WAS SERVING WITH THE 172ND FIELD REGIMENT.RA AND WAS A WIRELESS OPERATOR.HIS CITATION STATES, Gunner Peaker is a wireless operator in Battery commanders carrier 153rd field battery/172nd field regiment.Through the fighting in Hunts gap he had accompanied the battery commander at all times.On the 13th April 1943 he was detailed to go forward with captain.A.T.EEIES?RA.With an 18 set with which to establish communications with the battery.In spite of heavy mortaring he continued to mantain communications, as a result of which fire could be brought down in support of the infantry who were at the time in a difficult position. When the op had to be moved,he carried the set forward under small arms fire, and was able to re-establish communications at the new position.In spite of the difficult conditions, the wireless set operated by this O.R was at all times in contact with the guns.COMPLETE WITH LONDON GAZETTE DETAILS AND CITATION DETAILS.



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