WW2 Battle of Normandy 'Operation Charnwood' Immediate Military Cross Medal Group of Six - Captain J.E. Laycock, Royal Artillery
- Product Code: MM-4544
- Regiment: Royal Artillery
- Era: WW2 Availability: Out of Stock
A second world war Battle of Normandy immediate award MC group of six to Captain John Ernest Laycock, Royal Artillery.
Military Cross GVI reverse engraved Capt J E Laycock Caen 1944
France & Germany Star
All with Boots style naming – Major J.E. Laycock, M.C. 164261 R.A.
Territorial Efficiency Medal named Capt. J.E. Laycock M.C. R.A.
Military Cross, 21st December 1944
‘For gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe’
‘At 0730 on Saturday 8th July 1944 Captain Laycock was acting as Forward Observation Officer (FOO) for ‘A’ Company Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders (Canadian Regiment) during their attack on Grunchy. In orde to get observation he had to place himself in a tree. Soon after the infantry advance the enemy subjected the area of the tree Observation Post to heavy shell and mortar fire. One of the first shells blew Captain Laycock out of the tree and he fell 25 feet into his carrier underneath, his fall being broken to a certain extent by branches. . Although considerably shaken by his fall and the area was still being subjected to accurate gun and mortar fire and that the tree offered no protection whatsoever, Captain Laycock returned to his position in the tree and remained there observing fire and reporting the progress of the attack until he was unable to observe any further owing to the attacking troops passing out of sight beyond a crest. He did not descend the tree until granted permission by his Commanding Officer.’
John Ernest Laycock was born in 1918 in West Derby, Lancashire. He served with 191st (Hertfordshire & Essex Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery, who landed in Normandy on 'D' Day.
The medals are in good condition and are mounted for wear.
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