4th Parachute Battalion Wartime Honours and Awards

4th Parachute Battalion

Second World War Honours and Awards

Posthumous George Cross Award – 10.7.1943 (Appendix ¾, page 43)

London Gazette

9.11.1943                  6287023     Pte Charles Alfred Duncan                                   

Awards of 1st Airborne Division in Italy -September, – November, 1943 (Appendix 4/1, pages 48/49)

Military Cross

27.1.1944                  109259       Capt. (A/Major) Richard Strachan Hargreaves      

04.5.1944                  121956       Lt. (T/Capt) James Nash Gourlay                        

13.1.1944                  129454       Lt. Talbert Alexander Mollison                                

Military Medal

13.1.1944                  6976789     Cpl (A/Sgt) Patrick Diver                                      

13.1.1944                  1727069     Pte. Ernest Gordon Minter                                     

Awards of the 2nd Indep. Para. Bde. In Italy – November, 1943 – May, 1944 (Appendix 8/1. Pages 117/118

Military Cross

6.4.1944                     253722       Lt. Leslie John Deacon                                           

6.4.1944                     164861       Lt. Geoffrey Lansdell Mortimer                               

Military Medal

29.6.1944                   5887507    Sgt George Douglas Daniels                                  

5.10.1944                   4345247    Sgt Harold Wilmott                                                  

21.12.1944                 6096731    Cpl. (A/Sgt.) Jack Barter                                         

7.12.1944                   5511499    L/CPL. Morley William Mitchell                                

4.5.1944                     6213826    Pte. John Charles Driver                                         

Mentioned In Despatches

11.1.45                       73534         Major (T/Lt Col.) HB Coxen DSO MC   CO   

11.1.45                       89372         Capt (T/Maj) JL Williams                                  

11.1.45                       115299       Lt. (T/Capt) J.L Duncan                                                 

11.1.45                       195317       Lt. (T/Capt) DH Marlow                                        

11.1.45                       255776       Lt RN Geal                                                           

11.1.45                       6200786     Sgt JW Chandler                                                 

11.1.45                       5505225     Sgt. A Hybart                                                          

11.1.45                       6083934     Sgt J. Pash                                                             

11.1.45                       6757288     L/Sgt NJ Dixon                                                      

11.1.45                       255446       Pte WJ Kimber                                                     

11.1.45                       7592948     Sgt PCJ Sheath                                  REME att 4th Bn

Awards of the 2nd Indep. Para. Bde. In the South of France – August, 1944 (Appendix 8/2. Pages 119

Bar to the MM

21.12.1944                4345247     Sgt Harold Wilmott MM                                           

Mentioned In Despatches

22.2.1945                   251655       Lt J.R Greenhalgh                                                   

22.2.1945                   5349616     Pte WA Young                                                       

Awards of the 2nd Indep. Para. Bde. In Greece – October, 1944 – February, 1945 (Appendix 8/3. Pages 120/21

Bar to the M.C.

21.6.1945                   121956       Major (temp) James Nash Gourlay MC                

Military Medal

26.7.1945                   327096       Sgt, Arthur Mundon                                                                 

Mentioned In Despatches

23.5.1946                   267598       Lt EG Cole                                                           

23.5.1946                   158779       Lt WI Grimsditch                                                  

21.6.1945                   162757       Lt HW Phillips                                                        

23.5.1946                   5500447     C/Sgt RC Corbin                                                  

23.5.1946                   5443880     Sgt LG Hayman                                                     

23.5.1946                   801591       Cpl FH Clapham                                                                                        

Special Boat Service

Mentioned In Despatches

4.1.1945                     69411         Capt. (T/Major) IN Peterson MC                      att. 4th Bn

1st Abn. Div. Sigs.

British Empire Medal (for gallant & distinguished service)

21.6.1945                   3598717    L/Cpl J Stephensen                                           att. 4th Bn

127th Para. Fld. Amb., R.A.M.C

Mentioned in Despatches

21.6.1945                   69411         Capt. JP Irwin MB 202416                          RMO 4th Bn

Awards of the 2nd Indep. Para. Bde. In Greece – Italy, February - May, 1945 (Appendix 8/4. Pages 123/124

Member of the British Empire (gallant & dist. Service)

13.12.1945                 106457      Major (temp) JL Williams                      

Military Medal

12.12.1945                 7962994    Sgt EC Prosser                                

Mentioned in Despatches

29.11.45                     164861       Capt (temp) GL Mortimer MC                       

29.11.45                     180337       Capt (temp) DS West-Russell                         

29.11.1945                 46855283  WO2 A Stewart                                                  

29.11.1945                 6012094    WO2 FJ Wiggs                                                   

29.11.1945                 4913170    S/Sgt A Brooks                                                 

29.11.1945                 7022780    Cpl KR Beare                                                    

29.11.1945                 5573183    Pte JI Barton                                                     

29.11.1945                 5836986    Pte W Cairns                                                      

29.11.1945                 3537372    Pte C Payton                                                      

From the London Gazette and "Honour to the Airborne" ISBN: 9781899422005

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