Spr Ralph Charles Spencer - Military Medal - 6th Field Company

Military Medal

On 6 June 1944 at 0740 hours at Courseulles, Sapper Spencer landed on Nan Green Beach with A Company, The Regina Rifles. As soon as he left the landing craft, he was wounded in the left knee and leg by light machine gun fire from the beach defences. Notwithstanding his considerable wounds, and with complete disregard for his own safety, he moved about the beach dragging the wounded farther up the beach ahead of the rising tide. By this action, which took place under heavy fire, Sapper Spencer, though out of the fighting himself, undoubtedly saved at least six wounded men from death by drowning.