Lance Corporal H. Ruha attacks fort at Takrouna

This citation for Harold Ruha's Military Medal is reproduced from the April 1992 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Reunion booklet:


In the attack on Takrouna on the night of April 19/20 1943, L/Cpl Ruha was a member of the party of nine men which attacked the fort crowning the village. During a counter-attack by the enemy, some broke into the lodgment gained by the party. L/Cpl Ruha immediately rallied the party around him and attacked fiercely. He was severely wounded but carried on until the situation was restored and the enemy destroyed. His complete disregard of danger was an inspiration to his comrades and of great assistance to his commander.

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