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:


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.

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