Military Medal

Trooper W. Finney 7903742, Royal Armoured Corps ,
Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Area 19th August 1942
Trooper Finney showed great courage and a high sense of duty by climbing a telegraph pole and,
under heavy fire in broad daylight, cutting lateral communications which were of extreme
importance to the enemy. He was fully exposed, but worked cooly with wirecutters and,
although the pole to which he was clinging was hit several times, Finney bore a charmed life
and got down again uninjured. (London Gazette 02.10.42)