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Citation for Military Medal
A copy of the citation that Black Jack made when he recommended that Cpl. Huntley be awarded the Military Medal. This award was never recognised. 

The citation reads:

5. MM:- NX 27854 Cpl N.L.S. HUNTLEY: 
 
After Cpl Huntley's Company (B Company in ambush) had commenced to withdraw from its forward position at GEMAS this junior NCO was in command of the rear pIatoon. A large enemy party followed this company and Cpl. Huntley organised his platoon into a rearguard. In this minor operation he displayed exceptional courage and leadership. His Company Command reporting the incident states :- 

"This man organised his platoon as the rearguard and by his coolness and courage was mainly responsible for the successful extraction of the company from the enemy who were in very close contact and heavily outnumbering our party. Although in a position of great danger he held his men together (his platoon consisting of two sections) and successfully completed the task after losing 6 men killed and 4 wounded." 

After completing his self imposed rearguard duties, Cpl. Huntley successfully withdrew the remainder of his men to the Battalion base area. 

Throughout, this NCO showed great bravery and courage, which I am of opinion merits the award of the Military Medal, and I so recommend. 

1) NX70416 - GALLEGHAN (Sir), Frederick Gallagher (Black Jack), Brig. - CO. 2/30 Bn.
2) NX27854 - HUNTLEY, Neilson Leonard Stenhouse (Neil), Cpl. - B Company, 11 Platoon
 
Keywords: NX27854Citation

Citation for Military Medal

A copy of the citation that Black Jack made when he recommended that Cpl. Huntley be awarded the Military Medal. This award was never recognised.

The citation reads:

5. MM:- NX 27854 Cpl N.L.S. HUNTLEY:

After Cpl Huntley's Company (B Company in ambush) had commenced to withdraw from its forward position at GEMAS this junior NCO was in command of the rear pIatoon. A large enemy party followed this company and Cpl. Huntley organised his platoon into a rearguard. In this minor operation he displayed exceptional courage and leadership. His Company Command reporting the incident states :-

"This man organised his platoon as the rearguard and by his coolness and courage was mainly responsible for the successful extraction of the company from the enemy who were in very close contact and heavily outnumbering our party. Although in a position of great danger he held his men together (his platoon consisting of two sections) and successfully completed the task after losing 6 men killed and 4 wounded."

After completing his self imposed rearguard duties, Cpl. Huntley successfully withdrew the remainder of his men to the Battalion base area.

Throughout, this NCO showed great bravery and courage, which I am of opinion merits the award of the Military Medal, and I so recommend.

1) NX70416 - GALLEGHAN (Sir), Frederick Gallagher (Black Jack), Brig. - CO. 2/30 Bn.
2) NX27854 - HUNTLEY, Neilson Leonard Stenhouse (Neil), Cpl. - B Company, 11 Platoon

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Keywords:NX27854Citation
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Date added:Jul 30, 2006
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