Spr Lloyd Alexander Johnston, 3rd Field Company, Military Medal


At 0700 hours on 22 July 1943 at Map Reference 340920, (just south on Leonforte) the above mentioned Sapper when under enemy fire transported to safety two wounded comrades. It was necessary for Sapper Johnston to manoeuvre his motorcycle loaded with the wounded through enemy fire, which he did in such a manner that I consider it to be a high act of bravery under enemy fire. As only one of the wounded could be carried on the motorcycle at one time, it involved Sapper Johnston returning under fire and bringing the second casualty back to our lines. This he did with great bravery.