Campaign Service Medal 1962, 1 Clasp: Northern Ireland; ‘24464467 GDSM C M J MURLEY SG’; South Atlantic Medal 1982 with Rosette; ‘24464467 LCPL C M J MURLEY SG’,
Lance Corporal Christopher Michael J. Murley enlisted for the Scots Guards in 1977. He was severely wounded during the battle for Tumbledown mountain on the night of 13th to 14th June 1982. During the battle, Murley was HQ Companies (Left Flank) forward link radio operator. His job was to be ‘glued’ to his company commander throughout operations, in this case Major John Kiszley MC.
Regarding reaching the top of Tumbledown with Major Kiszley, McNeill (rear link radio operator) is quoted; ‘We hit the deck, crawled to cover and returned fire at the point of contact, but did not receive any back. I did not actually see where the fire was coming from, except it was in front of us because rounds were zipping past hitting the ground around all of us. I remember returning fire and being ordered “Keep going! Keep the momentum going!” about 15 to 20 seconds and twenty five meters later we were on the ledge looking down on Stanley. I remember lying on these flat rocks with Kiszley and a couple of others, including Chris Murley, my signals Detachment 2IC’.
Condition GVF, mounted court style as worn. Sold with copy Certificate of Service, news cuttings, and a copy extract from The Times showing what is believed to be the recipient, arm in sling, talking to the Duke of Edinburgh when presenting Falklands medals. Ex DNW 2008.