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Staff-Sergeant W.L. Mearns BEM

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

British Empire Medal - Chindits Awards



3 Ind


Royal Army Service Corps

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

S/Sgt William Lindsay MEARNES

Action for which recommended -

In a period extending from 4 April 44 until the present time this soldier has worked long and arduous periods, sometimes from sixteen to eighteen per day under very trying conditions. All his duties, including detailed and accurate compilation of requirements for the fighting troops, were carried out in the most exemplary and efficient manner.

His fine work and untiring devotion to his many duties inspired all personnel associated with him.

Recommended By


Honour or Reward

British Empire Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

Lesse Lt.Gen.
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA

(London Gazette 13.9.45)