Major Richard Henry Bull MC Military Cross
Service Number 121341
World War 2
Killed in action at Anzio Aged 33
Buried at Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. III, X, 10
MILITARY CROSS CITATION
24th Guards Brigade, 1st British Division, 5 Corps
P/121341 Lieutenant, Temporary Captain Richard Henry BULL, 1st Battalion SCOTS GUARDS
This Officer commanded Left Flank in the dawn attack on Point 156 of April 23rd.
In the early stage of the assault he was severely wounded in the thigh by a sniper. He continued up the hill and lead the final assault on the crest. Here in attempting to bayonet a German he was shot in the stomach at short range.
Regardless of these wounds he re-organised his Company and consolidated the position under heavy Artillery and Mortar fire. He remained in Command of his Company for a further 3 hours with his wounds unattended to.
Having satisfied himself that his Company had completed their task, he deliberately walked back unassisted to the Battalion H.Q., a distance of one mile across rough country and reported the capture of his objective. Not until then would he go to the Regimental Aid Post.
The Medical Officer later stated that the wound in Captain BULL's thigh alone was sufficient to stop any ordinary man - apart from the severe wound in the stomach.
Captain BULL by his determination, leadership and outstanding endurance set an example to his men in the highest tradition in the Service.
Signed BARNE, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 1st Battalion SCOTS GUARDS
Downgraded from D.S.O. Granted an Immediate M.C.
Son of Maj. Henry Bull, Royal Artillery, and Constance Mary Bull, of West Burton, Sussex. B.A. (Cantab.).
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|England||Lord's Cricket Ground St John's Wood Road St John's Wood London NW8 8QN||MCC Marylebone Cricket Club WW2||World War 2
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