PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adderton, Victor (Service number: 4974035)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Victor Adderton originally served in The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Worthing). During the Raid on Dieppe he served with No. 3 Commando and later served with No. 14 Commando.
     
MILITARY MEDAL (MM)
Rank: Private
Unit: No. 3 Commando, Royal Army
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1942
Awarded for: Operation Jubilee
Action: Recommendation:
"Distinguished himself by his skill and fearlessness as a leading scout during the advance to Berneval Church. Although armed with noting but a pistol he eagerly engaged in the fighting at that point. He was No. 1 on the 3" Mortar and after firing all the ammunition, helped to get it out to the L.C.P. under a heavy fire. By his intelligence and courage in assisting one of the sailors with the kedge he helped to get the craft away when it was aground."
Details: In the recommendation the following line, which was written als final sentence was striken out: "He was the foremost in assisting Captain Selwyn to rescue Gnr. Abbott."
LG 35729/4328.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Commando Veterans Association
Information source(s):   - Copy of the original recommendation signed by Brigadier Laycock - Stiwot archive
- Supplement to The London Gazette of 2nd October 1942, Issue 35729, dated 2nd October 1942
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