Lance Sergeant I.Portman,
1870112, Special Service Brigade,
2nd Canadian Division,
att No.4 Commando
Sgt Portman is pictured on the right
Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Area 19th August 1942 Sjt Portman was the last Sjt left in the troop when the Troop Sjt Mjr Stockdale and all the Troop Officers had become casualties. He took over command. and rallied the men prior to Capt Porteous's arrival. During the subsequent bayonette charge Sjt Portman was the first British Soldier in a German gun pit. Having disposed of the gun crews he proceeded with the demolition task which he had been assigned to him. Sjt Portman's good leadership and effiiciency made the demolition of the battery a rapid and complete success. AFW3121 gives J.Portman,RE, L.G. gives I Portman
London Gazette 02.10.42.