McGlennon MM, Rifleman Hugh


RUR_BadgeThe following is the text from Army Form W.3121 describing the date, place and action for which 7012171 Rifleman Hugh McGlennon 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 McGlennon was awarded the Military Medal (MM) and his award was promulgated in the Supplement to The London Gazette dated 31 August 1944.

The a/m Rfn is Coy Comd’s Driver of ‘D’ Coy, 2 RUR.
On the evening of 9 June 1944, ‘D’ Coy was ordered to
to take up a defensive position to consolidate ground won
on the capture of the village of CAMBES. While ‘D’ Coy
was occupying its position and for four hours
afterwards the coy was submitted to intensely severe mortar
and shell fire and all communication with Bn HQ
and other Coys were out of action. Throughout this time,
Rfn McGLENNON kept his Coy Comd in contact with Bn HQ
and other Coys and showed complete disregard for his
own safety whilst carrying messages at frequent
intervals under the tremendous volume of fire.

Rfn McGLENNON is recommended for an immediate award of the MM.