Long MM, Rifleman Jeremia


RUR_BadgeThe following is the text from Army Form W.3121 describing the date, place and action for which 7014577 Rifleman Jeremia Long was recommended for an award by the Commanding Officer of the 2nd battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles, Lieutenant Colonel I C Harris, in June 1944 and forwarded through the chain of command for approval. Rfn Long was awarded the Military Medal (MM) and his award was promulgated in the Supplement to The London Gazette dated 31 August 1944.


On 9th June 1944, this Rfn was attached to a Coy,
initially in reserve, as a Signaller during the attack on
on CAMBES. During the advance to the first objective
a Carrier towing the A tk Gun was knocked out by an
88mm A tk Gun and the crew seriously wounded.
Despite heavy MG and mortar fire, Rfn LONG, who was
taking cover by a hedge nearby, immediately went to
the assistance of the wounded personnel in the Carrier.

He made them as comfortable as possible and returned
for the Coy Stretcher Bearers, leading them back to
the Carrier.

In crossing the open bullet swept ground, Rfn LONG
showed great bravery and complete disregard for his
own personal safety.

I witnessed this activity myself and consider that his
Cool courage set a magnificent example to all ranks.
Rfn LONG is recommended for an immediate award of
the MM.