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Captain (T/Major) G.M. Anderson M.B.E

Transcript of Member of Order of the British Empire Citation


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


4th Corps


Highland Light Infantry attd. The King's Regiment

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Captain (T/Major) Gilmour Menzies ANDERSON

Action for which recommended :-

Operations in Burma, March-April 1943

Major Anderson trained and commanded No. 6 Column until 2 March 1943, when he became Bde. Major. He had not had any previous experience of staff work, but the rapidity with which he grasped his duties and the vigour and intelligence he displayed in their discharge won my admiration. At this juncture bad work on the part of the new Bde. Maj. might well have jeopardised the safety of the whole Bde. but from the time of taking over until the final dispersal of the Bde for the return march. Major Anderson never flagged or failed to give me perfect satisfaction. Not physically strong, he wore himself out by continuous and devoted application to his duties. His judgement was sound and of value to me on many occasions. The excellent work done by this officer whose military experience is of recent date is deserving of the highest praise and recognition.

Recommended By

Brigadier O.C.Wingate, D.S.O.,
Commander, 77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.

Honour or Reward

M.B.E (Military Division)

Signed By

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

General Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief India

(London Gazette 16.12.1943)