Lieut H R Aldridge MC

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Reference WMO260575

Address:

Shropshire Regimental Museum

Shrewsbury Castle

Castle Gates

Shrewsbury

SY1 2AT

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Other Fabric
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: group of 5 medals and his photo inside the display case with other exhibits
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Lieut H R Aldridge MC Medals of Lieut H R Aldridge MC KSLI Herbert Aldridge rose through the ranks of the 2nd KSLI/his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal bears the short/lived rank of Warrant Officer 3rd class. He was awarded the Military Cross, personally presented /by Field Marshal Montgomery) for “an outstanding act of/heroism” near Brabander, Holland on October 17th 1944/when he cleared a route through a minefield under intense/enemy fire, thus allowing a column of tanks to advance. He was killed by mortar fire near Lervenheim on March/1st 1945 “ a particularly tragic loss…he was quite the greatest character in the Battalion

Herbert R Aldridge

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