Pte R. F. J. Gisby's Military Medal

Pte R. F. J. Gisby

Pte.Reginald Francis John Gisby R.A.M.C was awarded the Military Medal for services in North Western Europe.
The citation states:- "On April 25th 1945, Pte.Gisby was ambulance orderly attached to the regimental aid post of the 5th Battalion,The Coldstream Guards. The battalion attacked and captured Zeven, sustaining with the inclusion of attached troops, 50 casualties.
"Throughout the day from 1030hours to 2400hours, Pte.Gisby assisted in the treatment and dressing of casualties, especially the more gravely wounded, with such skill and care as to excite the greatest admiration in the unit medical officer. He then escorted his patients back to the casualty collecting post, making many ambulance journeys along a road under heavy and continuous enemy artillery fire."His total disregard of his own safety at all times and his devotion to duty under great personal strain resullted in many serious casualties being evacuated with increased hope of ultimate recovery."
Before joining the Army Reg. was member of the local St John Ambulance and worked for the Transport department of Sittingbourne Paper Mills.
Reg. was born on 20th April 1916 in College Road and moved to Heart's Delight Borden on his marriage to Dorothy Hartland in 1950;he lived in Borden until his death in February 2000 

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