2 RUR Honours and Awards

HONOURS AND AWARDS
(Copies of Original Recommendations Included Further Down Page)


The Distinguished Service Order
Lt-Col IC Harris,   WO 373/50/473
Lt-Col J Drummond,  WO 373/55/392


Member of the British Empire
W/Capt. (QM) CHD Henniker,    WO 373/156/211


The Military Cross
T/Major WD Tighe-Wood, WO 373/48/189
T/Capt. J Montgomery, WO 373/48/190
W/Lieut SM Lennox,  WO 373/48/191
W/Lieut R Lyttle, WO 373/49/752
T/Capt CG Alexander, WO 373/54/340
A/Major AC Bird,  WO  373/53/264
T/Major JCSG de Longueuil,  WO  373/51/346
W/Lieut RD Purcell,   WO  373/53/463
7007530 RSM S Fleming,  WO  373/50/501

The Distinguished Conduct Medal

7010920 Sjt W Sharkey,     WO  373/50/100
7020028 Cpl C O'Reilly,    WO  373/48/235


The Military Medal

6986230 Rfn A Charles,    WO  373/50/356
7014577 Rfn J Long,     WO  373/48/424
7011693 L/S R McCann,     WO  373/48/422
7012171 Rfn H McGlennon,   WO  373/48/425
7019401 Cpl W Reid,         WO  373/50/355
7010456 Sjt S Cochrane,     WO  373/54/1027
14401161 Rfn W Green,    WO  373/52/466
7012057 Sjt R Rainey,    WO  373/53/715
7022463 Cpl A Watkin,     WO  373/53/904
6982606 Cpl D Lambourne.    WO  373/55/526


Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star
T/Capt WH Baudains MM,     WO  373/186/1236


Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star
7012385 Cpl J Ince,    WO  373/186/1676


Mentioned in Despatches

T/Capt WH Baudains, MM
7016344 Cpl C Stephenson,
7012385 L/S J Ince,
7015575 Rfn T McAuley,
7021050 L/C EB Bunston.


Commander-in-Chief's Certificates


For Gallantry

T/Capt CR Wright (RAMC),
W/Lieut HDD O'Neil,
W/Lieut KA Bradshaw.
7010931 CSM JT Kelly,
7011728 Sjt J Drumgoole,
7044696 Sjt MA Kilding,
7007560 Sjt D Buchanan,
7010067 Rfn R Beattie,
7017518 Sjt F Cartwright,
7019822 Cpl M O'Sullivan.


For Good Service

T/Capt WH Baudains MM,
7012152 D Sjt Taylor,
7043347 Cpl H Brown,
7011121 L/C J Donovan.


Commendation Cards


Major WD Tighe-Wood MC,
Capt CHD Henniker MBE,
Capt CR Wright (RAMC),
Capt WH Baudains MM,
Lieut SM Lennox MC,
Lieut R Lyttle MC,
Major AC Bird MC,
Major JCSG de Longueuil MC,
Capt HM Gaffikin,
Lieut AS Hancock,
Lieut RD Purcell MC,
Lieut GA Songest,
Lieut J McCrainor,
7010931 CSM JT Kelly,
7011728 Sjt J Drumgoole,
7011121 L/C J Donovan,
7044696 Sjt M Kilding,
6986230 Rfn A Charles MM,
14706950 L/C C Connolly,
7010456 Sjt S Cochrane MM,
7007530 RSM S Fleming MC,
7012385 L/S J Ince J,
6973732 Cpl F Lawlor,
7015575 Rfn T McAuley,
7012243 CSM J McEnhill,
7015748 Sjt G Piddington,
7012057 Sjt R Rainey MM,
6409584 L/C I Rossiter,
7016344 Cpl C Stephenson,
7010920 Sjt W Sharkey DCM,
7022463 Cpl A Watkin MM,
7019331 Rfn W Wilkes,
7043579 Cpl T McMullan,
7021050 L/C EB Bunston.


Decorated with the Legion D’Honneur in 2015
14218772 - Rifleman Hugh Maguire
7021224   - Rifleman John (Jack) Allshire


Details of Recommendations for Awards

The Distinguished Service Order

Lt-Col IC Harris,   WO 373/50/473




Lt-Col J Drummond,  WO 373/55/392





Member of the British Empire

W/Capt. (QM) CHD Henniker,    WO 373/156/211



The Military Cross


T/Major WD Tighe-Wood, WO 373/48/189




T/Capt. J Montgomery, WO 373/48/190




W/Lieut SM Lennox,  WO 373/48/191




W/Lieut R Lyttle, WO 373/49/752





T/Capt CG Alexander, WO 373/54/340





A/Major AC Bird,  WO  373/53/264





T/Major JCSG de Longueuil,  WO  373/51/346














W/Lieut RD Purcell,   WO  373/53/463




7007530 RSM S Fleming,  WO  373/50/501

RSM Samuel Fleming meeting Montgomery on St Patrick's Day in Hawick, March 1944.



The Distinguished Conduct Medal


7010920 Sjt W Sharkey,     WO  373/50/100





7020028 Cpl C O'Reilly,    WO  373/48/235




Corporal Cornelius O'Reilly DCM (7020028), Rifleman Jeremiah Long MM (7014577) and Rifleman Hugh Henry McGlennon MM (7012171), were decorated for their bravery at the battle of Cambes and attended a parade at Cazelle on 27th July 1944 where they received their decorations from the Commander in Chief, Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, KCB, DSO.
Royal Ulster Rifles troops are distinguishable by their Caubeen berets with regimental badge over the right eye (rather than standard left eye) and Corporal O'Reilly is the soldier being presented with his award at 1 minute 5 seconds in to the film, with other members of 2RUR visible in the group shots throughout. Lieutenant Colonel IC Harris can be seen in his Side Cap chatting to Montgomery after 1 minute 45 seconds of footage
The 21st Army Group commander decorates 3rd British Division troops at Cazelle 27/07/1944



The Military Medal

6986230 Rfn A Charles,    WO  373/50/356


























7014577 Rfn J Long,     WO  373/48/424  AND 7012171 Rfn H McGlennon,   WO  373/48/425
Decorated for their bravery at the battle of Cambes, images from parade they attended at Cazelle on 27th July 1944 where they received their decorations from the Commander in Chief, Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, KCB, DSO (see IWM footage above).



7014577 Rfn J Long,     WO  373/48/424



Rfn H McGlennon,   WO  373/48/425




7011693 L/S R McCann,     WO  373/48/422


7019401 Cpl W Reid,         WO  373/50/355





7010456 Sjt S Cochrane,     WO  373/54/1027




14401161 Rfn W Green,    WO  373/52/466





7012057 Sjt R Rainey,    WO  373/53/715





7022463 Cpl A Watkin,     WO  373/53/904



6982606 Cpl D Lambourne    WO  373/55/526






Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star


T/Capt WH Baudains MM,     WO  373/186/1236






Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star

7012385 Cpl J Ince,    WO  373/186/1676


Corporal Reid, Rifleman Charles and Sergeant Sharkey having just received Awards from Montgomery


Mentioned in Despatches

7021050 L/C EB Bunston





























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