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Lieut-Colonel G.G. Green D.S.O.


Transcript of Distinguished Service Order Citation

Brigade

14th Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

2nd Bn The Black Watch (R.H.R.)

Date of
Recommendation

4 Sept 1944

Regtl. No.

34807

Rank and Name

Lieut-Colonel George Garden GREEN

Action for which recommended :-

Lt Col GREEN commanded the 2nd Bn The Black Watch throughout operations Mar - Aug 1944. By his energy and skill, and above all by his personal example and bold leadership in action he was responsible for the many successful actions of his battalion and for the magnificent morale of his troops.

From May 6 -10, near HENU BLOCK he was in command of both columns of his battalion when they encountered a much superior enemy force. The enemy were attacked with such vigour that they were forced to retire and dig in, suffering many casualties in the action. As a result of this operation all the troops and equipment were succesfully evacuated from the block a few days later. Lt Col GREEN's personal example and his coolness in action were an inspiration to his men.

On 18 -19 July, Lt Col GREEN was in charge of operations involving the capture of NGUSHARAWANG and PUNGAN. He again commanded his battalion with such vigour and skill that the enemy were forced out of both villages.

At LABU, 27 - 28 July, a strong enemy position was encountered. It was essential to capture the position in order to protect the flank of the troops attacking in the valley. Lt Col GREEN's column carried out this operation with the greatest dash and gallantry and in an all day engagement the enemy were forced to abandon their positions and fled. Throughout the operation Lt Col GREEN was an inspiration to his men and it was largely due to his personal example that the action was so successful.


Recommended By

Brig. T. Brodie
Comd, 14 Inf Bde

Honour or Reward

D.S.O.

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. 3 Special Force

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group 


(London Gazette 26.04.45)

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