D-Day - 75 Stories: Gunner Robert Erskine
Robert Henry Erskine, a Gunner with 25th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Battle of Normandy, was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during an operation near Caen on 26th June 1944.
His citation, which was signed by General Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief of Allied Ground Forces during the invasion of Normandy, praised his ‘undaunted courage in the face of repeated dangers’.
Damian grew up to be a multimedia designer. He designed our website. We’re pleased to share his story of his Granddad’s bravery.
Robert’s comrades who were killed in action will soon be named on the British Normandy Memorial.
The ‘22,442 Sacrifice for Freedom Campaign’ is raising funds to complete the British Normandy Memorial. You can donate to the campaign by visiting this link
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