Private H. Grant helps capture 50 prisoners at Takrouna

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

65184 PRIVATE H. GRANT M.M.

In the attack on Takrouna on the night of April 19/20 1943 Pte Grant was a member of the small party which stormed the front crowning the village. Throughout the action he showed outstanding courage and dash. On the morning of April 22 he led a small party along the western slope and captured approx. 50 prisoners from well dug-in positions. During the whole two days' struggle he repeatedly guided reinforcements into the positions, constantly exposing himself without regard for danger, and became established in the hazardous position of official guide.

Submitted by mbadmin on Mon, 29/06/2009 - 09:01

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