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Sergeant G.D. Barley BEM

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

British Empire Medal - Chindits Awards


111 Ind Inf


3 Ind


2 Kings Own

Date of

24 July '44

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Sgt Geoffrey Douglas BARLEY

Action for which recommended -

From MARCH to JULY 1944 Sgt BARLEY was in charge of the signals section of 46 column.

During the campaign he had several attacks of malaria, but in spite of this, and no matter how tired he was at the end of a day's march, his first object was always to 'get through' on the wireless. This frequently entailed working well into the night, but Sgt BARLEY thought of his own personal comfort last, his duty always first.

For conspicuous devotion to duty Sgt BARLEY is recommended to be awarded the British Empire Medal.

V.F.Royle Maj
Comd 41 Coln. 24 Jul '44

Recommended By

Maj V.F.Royle
Comd 41 Column

J.Masters Lt Col.
Offg Comd 111 Bde 24 Jul '44

Honour or Reward

British Empire Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force, 16 Sep '44

Leese Lt.Gen.
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA, 6 May 45

(London Gazette 13.9.45)