Dedicated to

Lance Corporal George Scanlon,

7386392, R.A.M.C , 4 Cdo

Military Medal

On 6th June 1944 during the landing near Ouistreham Corporal Scanlon
tended to numerous casualties under heavy mortar and shell fire bringing
them to safety and saving some from drowning. During the subsequent
assault on the Battery at Ouistreham when the area came under shell fire
Corporal Scanlon moved about without any regard for his own safety
bringing in six wounded mmen to a shelter where he tended them for two
hours until he was able to take them out. He brought them to the regimental
aid post and then to the beach although heavily sniped on the way and continued
to look after wounded in the beach area until the morning of 7th June 1944
when he rejoined his unit at Hauger. Corporal Scanlon behaved according to
the highest traditions of his service and his complete disregard of self
provoked the admiration of all officers and men. This high standard has been
maintained throughout the campaign.
Recommended for DCM , awarded MM.
London Gazette 01.03.45.