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Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary) H.A. Skone DSO

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Distinguished Service Order - Chindits Awards


77 Ind Inf


3rd Indian


3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

21st May 1944

Regtl. No.

IA 113

Rank and Name

T/Lt.Col. Hubert Allen Skone

Action for which recommended -

Lieut.Colonel SKONE has shown outstanding leadership and skill in commanding his Battalion in a series of actions during the Campaign. It was due to his quiet confidence and calmness in time of stress and good Military judgement, that his Battalion has fought and defeated the enemy again and again.

He personally conducted successful attacks on MAWLU in March, which ejected the Japs.

As Second-in-Command at the HENU Block his sound judgement and advice contributed greatly to the Brigade's success.

His leadership has maintained his Battalion as an offensive striking force at all times in spite of heavy casualties due to continuous and repeated actions with the enemy.

Recommended By

Brigadier J.M.Calvert, DSO,
Comd. 77 Ind.Inf.Bde.

Honour or Reward

Distinguished Service Order

Signed By

D.D.C. Tulloch Brigadier

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd 3 Ind.Div.

O.W.H. Leese Lt-Gen
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA

(London Gazette 13.09.45)