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Allan Samuel Logan


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    Allan Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Logan AWMM
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    WWII 644 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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About birth

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    29 August 1911 AWMM HuntervilleManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 4 Procton St., Rochdale AWMM
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    WW2 Mr. J.F. Logan, Moawhango, Taihape (father) AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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    WWII 644 AWMM
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    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    22 July 1943 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Logan, Alan Samuel. (Ref. WO 373/25/457). Military Medal. AWMM

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  • Sergeant A. S. Logan, MM; Taihape; born Hunterville, 29 Aug 1911; bricklayer; wounded 2 Nov 1942. (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p.493.)

    'Meanwhile 8 Armoured Brigade had taken up hull-down positions to engage some 18 enemy tanks at fairly long range. The Nottingham Yeomanry had two 17-pounders of Q Troop with them and the anti-tankers welcomed the chance of trying out their new guns. Sergeant Logan boldly drove over a crest, unhooked his gun, and then sent his quad back out of sight. The enemy at once opened fire and the gun crew lay low. Although in full view of the enemy, the gun was on a slight ledge which was not easy to hit and most of the shells exploded either on the slopes below or beyond the crest. After some time Logan ordered his men to take post and they did so in lively fashion. They could see tanks at very long range, something like 3000 yards, and engaged them. A storm of fire came back at the Q Troop gun, but it continued until 25 rounds were fired, by which time the tanks had withdrawn well out of range. The gun suffered one hit but the crew were unharmed. For his determination Logan won an MM. In the course of the action the 17-pounder belched out great clouds of yellow-brown smoke which made it a prominent target. But the enemy evidently mistook it for a tank and for some time fired only AP ammunition. When he switched to HE the position was clearly untenable and Logan was ordered to cease fire and withdraw. Concurrently the enemy fired a number of heavy shells in the general direction of 8 Armoured Brigade, but most of them went over a crest and thundered harmlessly among the rocks.' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 493.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.493. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.275 AWMM
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