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Brigadier O.C. Wingate D.S.O.

Transcript of Distinguished Service Order Citation


77th Infantry





Date of

9th July 1943

Regtl. No.

Rank and Name

Brigadier Orde Charles WINGATE D.S.O

Action for which recommended :-

Brigadier WINGATE trained 77 Inf Bde and commanded it during the recent operations in Burma.

Throughout the operation he displayed skill, personal courage and endurance of a high order. His determination and inspiring leadership were largely responsible for the success attained by what was definitely an arduous and dangerous undertaking. His ability and resolution gave great confidence to those under his command. It was noticeable that almost the first question asked by many officers and men on their return was for news of the Brigadier. Their relief at his safe return was most marked and was accompanied by spontaneous expressions of admiration for his courage and leadership. This attainment is reached by few.

Brigadier WINGATE has again proved himself to be a skilful and intrepid leader. His achievements during the recent operations were of a very high order and, in my opinion, merit immediate recognition.

Recommended By

Lieut-General, Comd 4 Corps.

Honour or Reward

Second bar to D.S.O.

Signed By

General Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief India

London Gazette 05.08.1943