[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Date of Recommendation
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
Operations in Burma, February - May, 1943
On 6th March 1943, this N.C.O. was instrumental in blowing up two spans of the railway bridge at BONCHAUNG station under the direction of Lieut. Whitehead R.E. This bridge, a vital point on the main MYITKYINA line, was completely destroyed and may prove irreparable in time of war.
On 28th March he was a leading figure in the attempt to force a passage through the village of HINTHA. An experienced and dauntless N.C.O. he inspired his men without intermission throughout the campaign; and during the latter stages cheerfuly undertook the care of his officer, who had been seriously wounded in the head and shoulder, carrying his officer's kit and rations in addition to his own on an arduous march of nearly three hundred miles.
Major B.E. Fergusson, D.S.O., The Black Watch
77th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Honour or Reward
Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77 Ind. Inf. Bde.
(London Gazette 27.01.1944)