Pte Groves AE, BEM

Awards

Date

Award
Citation
15-Jun-40
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Unit transport with one officer and 87 other ranks arrived at Sable on 15-Jun-40.  Orders of evacuation of the BEF were received, this unit being ordered to Brest.  There was not enough petrol to move all vehicles to the coast.  L/Cpl Groves, after having driven 250 miles on a motorcycle the night before, drove a 30cwt truck 150 miles over roads congested with refugees and obtained petrol, meeting the transport at a pre-arranged meeting place on time, thus making it possible to move the vehicles to the port of embarkation.  this man carried out his orders under very trying conditions.

NA
Unit
48th First Bn (WW 2)
Service number
B73367
Fate
Unknown
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