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Sergeant P.R. Chivers B.E.M.

Transcript of British Empire Medal Citation


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


4th Corps


Royal Engineers

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Corporal (acting Sergeant) Pat Randell CHIVERS

Action for which recommended :-

Operations in Burma, February - May, 1943

On 6th March 1943, this N.C.O. took a prominent part in the destruction of a railway bridge on the MYITKYINA railway south of Nankan. Throughout the campaign he specialised in the laying of booby traps of all types, which in many instances are known to have inflicted casualties on the enemy and greatly hampered his pursuit. Having had wide experience in the Western Desert and in Libya, he was adapt at laying anti-tank mines, which are known to have accounted for one lorry and one armoured vehicle , and probably for several more. His expert knowledge of explosives and of engineer training in general was of utmost use.

Recommended By

Major J.M.Calvert, D.S.O., R.E.,
Column Commander,
77 Indian Infantry Brigade

Honour or Reward


Signed By

Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77th Ind. Inf. Bde.

(London Gazette 25.01.1944)