For Distinguished Conduct in the Field

Carried out with complete disregard for his own personal safety.

A picture of Corporal Harman receiving a medal 1944

Corporal Harman medal 1944

North West Europe:

On the 13th October 1944, whilst the 1st Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, was engaged in clearing the woods SW of Overloon, Corporal Harmon’s Section was engaged at close range by two enemy MG posts.

Cpl Harmon immediately crawled forward under heavy fire towards the nearest enemy post, hurled two grenades into it, and then rushed the post, killing the two Germans with his Sten gun. Cpl Harmon immediately went forward again towards the other enemy post, and with a grenade and his Sten gun put the enemy post out of action.
This gallant action on the part of Cpl Harmon was carried out with complete disregard for his own personal safety and enabled his Platoon to advance and reach their final objective.

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