Troop Sergt.Major William Richard Stockdale,
6910706, R.A, 4 Cdo
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Area 19th August 1942 Sgt Mjr Stockdale took command of the troop after all his officers had been killed or became casualties. Sgt Stockfdale, while leading a bayonette charge, had part of his foot blown away by an enemy stick-bomb. Although in very great pain, Sgt Stockdale continued to engage the enemy. He set a splendid example, and was an inspiration to the men.
London Gazette 02.10.42.