A/Sgt Robert Russell McPhee, 3rd Field Company, Military Medal

Background 

Sergeant McPhee was in charge of a platoon constructing a bridge in the face of the enemy fire on the night 21/22 July 1943 south of Leonforte. Although enemy small arms were covering the site and ricochetting from the bridge members, Sergeant McPhee ignored his personal safety and continued supervising the work of his platoon. By his fearless disregard of personal danger, his coolness under fire and his technical skill, Sergeant McPhee set an inspiring example to the remainder of his men.