PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adair, Robert William
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  Canadian
     
MILITARY MEDAL (MM)
Rank: Private
Unit: "A" Company, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division ("A" Company, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division)
Action: Recommendation:
On 6 June 1944, Private Adair was attached as stretcher bearer to "A" Company, North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment during the attack on the immediate beach head at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer.
The three other stretcher bearers became casualties in the early stages and Private Adair rendered first aid to the casualties of the entire company. Although the beach was under fire and mined, he rendered first aid to the injured with little or no regard for his personal safety.
When he had finished his work on the beach he moved into the village to attend to the wounded. With complete disregard to his own safety, he went among booby traps around the buildings after being warned of them and moved among the injured rendering first aid.
Throughout the remainder of the day and into the night, Private Adair moved among the wounded and treated them until his supplies were exhausted.
His courage and devotion to duty were an inspiration to all the company. His cool display of valour far beyond the ordinary call of service helped to inspire his comrades on to accomplish deeds which otherwise might have proved impossible.
Details: Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 August, 1944.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - FOWLER, T. R., Valour on Juno Beach, General Srore Publishing House, Ontario, Canada, 2005.
- National Defence and the Canadian Forces
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