Sergeant Tahae Trainor assumes platoon command

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


During the attack on Takrouna by his Battalion on the night of 19/20 April 1943 L/Sgt Trainor's Platoon Commander became a casualty when the platoon was still 800 yards from its objective. L/Sgt Trainor assumed command and with the remainder of the platoon pushed through intense MG and Mortar fire and captured the objective, destroying MG posts and capturing 27 prisoners including two gun crews with 75 MM guns. He consolidated and held the ground throughout the day 21 April 1943 under very heavy Artillery and mortar fire until relieved in the evening by men from another unit. His conduct under fire was an inspiration to his men throughout the action.

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