This Day in History: 1944-05-05

The 1st Battalion was in Italy. The Regimental History reported: ‘Rifleman Tekbahadur of A Company took up the offensive on his own, moved out under cover of darkness and lay up in enemy territory all day. Finding buildings which showed signs of occupation, he booby-trapped them. At last light he ambushed a patrol of six Germans, inflicting three casualties before he made his way back to his lines’.