A World War II 'Sicily' 1943 Immediate M.M.
Group of Eight to Warrant Officer Class II G.F. Falconer, Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery: Military Medal, G.VI.R. (1470123 Sjt. G.F, Falconer. R.A,); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star, with 8th. Army Bar; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal; General Service 1918-62, G.VI.R., one clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (1470123 W.O. Cl. 2. G.F. Falconer. M.M.), number partially corrected; Army Long Service & G.C., E.II.R., with 'Regular Army' bar suspension (1470123 Sgt. G.F. Falconer. M.M. R.A.), good very fine. M.M. London Gazette 21.10.1943 1470123 Sjt. G.F. Falconer Royal Artillery , the Recommendation (which was originally signed by Montgomery) states, 'On 19th July 1943 at Agira, Sgt. Falconer's Troop came under heavy mortar fire which killed several men including the Troop Commander, seriously wounded the two senior N.C.O.'s of the Troop and destroyed one gun. Sgt. Falconer immediately took command of the Troop and despite further heavy enemy fire got the other guns into action. He personally saw to the removal of the portees from the area and his initiative and personal courage set a first class example to the men under his command. By his prompt action he undoubtedly saved further lives and equipment. He remained in charge all day and later when ordered to remove his guns he borrowed carriers and successfully carried out the operation.'