A Second World War North Africa 1st Army Tunisia attack on Point 174 24th April 1943 Military Medal and Anzio casualty group awarded to Lance Sergeant W. Wilson, 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, who in the final days of the fighting in Tunisia when in action during the attack on Point 174 on 24th April 1943, was commanding a reserve platoon, when his Company was held up, and he personally led one section to the assault, and silenced one machine gun position and cleared two strong points. Wilson wa

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A Second World War North Africa 1st Army Tunisia attack on Point 174 24th April 1943 Military Medal and Anzio casualty group awarded to Lance Sergeant W. Wilson, 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, who in the final days of the fighting in Tunisia when in action during the attack on Point 174 on 24th April 1943, was commanding a reserve platoon, when his Company was held up, and he personally led one section to the assault, and silenced one machine gun position and cleared two strong points. Wilson was subsequently killed in action at Anzio on 30th January 1944.

Group of 6: Military Medal, GVI 1st type bust; (7975944 L.SJT. W. WILSON. FORESTERS.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with 1st Army Clasp; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. Together with the named card box of issue for the first.

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William Wilson came from Loughborough, Leicestershire, and saw service during the Second World War as a Lance Sergeant (No.4975944) with the 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, as part of the 1st Army in North Africa.

It was during the final days of the fighting in Tunisia when in action during the attack on Point 174 on 24th April 1943 that Wilson won his Military Medal, the recommendation reading as follows: ‘During the attack on Point 174 on 24th April 1943 this NCO was commanding a reserve platoon. When his Company was held up he personally led one section to the assault, silenced one machine gun position and cleared two strong points, which were stopping the advance of his company. By his initiative and courage the company was enabled to advance.’

Wilson’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette for 23rd September 1943. Meanwhile Wilson then became involved in the Italian campaign, and took part in the Anzio landings where he was killed in action on 30th January 1944, being buried in Anzio War Cemetery. Aged 22 at the time of his death, he was the son of Ernest and Annie Wilson.