Obituary: Brigadier Tony Taggart MC (C3 1932-37)

Brigadier Tony Taggart, who has died aged 97, was awarded an Immediate MC in Italy in 1944.

On July 13 1944, Taggart was in command of a company of 2nd Battalion 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles (2/3 GR). He was ordered to capture a strategic strongpoint near Città di Castello, north of Perugia, before a battalion attack on Monte delle Gorgacce.

Taggart came under intense fire from machine guns as he led the attack. His three platoon commanders were killed but his company took two prisoners, seized five machine guns and caused the enemy considerable losses. While he and his men were on the objective, they came under heavy mortar fire and shelling for three hours.

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