Lieutenant Edward Gordon Pool

6th Airborne Division - 5th Parachute Brigade - 7th Parachute Battalion - B Coy
Sword Beach


Lieutenant Pool's platoon were required to hold an outpost on the western bridgehead held by the airborne troops over the CAEN Canal at Benouville. He held this outpost for 21 hours on 6th June 44, during which time he was almost continuously attacked by superior forces. Lieutenant Pool's personal example, cheerfulness and bravery were an inspiration to all who served under him. In addition he led numerous offensive patrols which played a material part in the successful action of his battalion.
(Source: Military Medal)