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Lance-Naik Tun Lwin B.G.M.


Transcript of Burma Gallantry Medal Citation

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Corps

4th Corps

Unit

2 Burma Rifles

Date of
Recommendation



Regtl. No.

3309

Rank and Name

Lance-Naik TUN LWIN

Action for which recommended :-

OPERATIONS IN BURMA - MARCH 1943

On 4th April, 43, the Column to which this N.C.O. belonged was attempting to cross the SHWELI River. A bridgehead was in process of being established when the enemy appeared in strength and the crossing had to be abandoned. L/Nk TUN LWIN immediately volunteered to take a boat across. Although in full view of the enemy and under continuous and heavy fire he succeeded in bringing back all the men on the far bank who had not already become casualties. On all occasions his courage and devotion to duty was an inspired example to everyone in his column, whether Gurkha, British or Burman.
 

Recommended By

Major G.D.Dunlop, MC, Royal Scots.,
Column Commander
77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.

Honour or Reward

B.G.M. (Immediate)

Signed By

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

General Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief India


(London Gazette 05.08.1943)

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