Cpl. Marks joined the Army in 1936, and was posted to the 16/5th Lancers, with whom he served two years in India. He then returned to this country and was transferred to another regiment, and volunteered to go abroad, and served in the Libyan and North African Campaign.
Cpl. Marks received his decoration while serving in Italy. The official citation reads “For distinguished services.” Cpl. Marks was in a very successful skirmish with the enemy and excelled himself in bringing back eight prisoners, together with his section. Later they sustained heavy shellflre and Cpl. Marks was slightly wounded in the arm.
Flight/Lt. D. Brown, D.S.O.
Received this high award for Courage, Determination and Efficiency.
The Citation says:
“Flight/Lieut . Brown has completed his third tour of operational duty as Squadron Gunnery Leader, on one occasion he destroyed 2 Italian aircraft during one operational Sortie, his courage, determination and efficiency have in no small way contributed to the success of the squadron.”