His war wounds eventually caught up with him and he became frail and childlike by the age of 63 and died aged 67 of a brain abscess. It would be interesting to know if anyone reading this knows anything of Sgt Craig and Lieu Dalton or Knew Alick Theobald at this time.
A Book passage about the incident: “The Scottish Lion on Patrol” by Cpt W Kemsley and Cpt M.R. Riesco.…..Lieut Dalton’s Troop found that the riverside road to Les Andelys was dominated by enemy positions on the cliffs above it and defended by anti-tank weapons. The Germans could fire down into the cars, and Trooper N.P. Ellis was mortally wounded at his post in the turret of one of them. It was on this road that Sgt T. Craig won the Military Medal by coolly taking his patrol, under fire from above, from the flank and from ahead, into what he knew must have be almost an ambush. He obtained important information, destroyed enemy machine gun posts, and got out of his own vehicle under fire to evacuate the wounded crew of the leading car, after it had been knocked out by an anti-tank gun.
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