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Captain M.M. Campbell MBE MB

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

M.B.E. - Chindits Awards

Brigade

14 Infantry

Division

3 Indian

Unit

RAMC attached 7 Leicesters

Date of Recommendation

31 August 1944

Regtl. No.

250651

Rank and Name

Captain Matthew Marshall Campbell

Action for which recommended -

As Medical Officer to No.47 Column Capt Campbell set an example of devotion to duty hard to equal. He suffered from acute dysentery throughout the complete campaign, but, never for one instant, did he spare himself in his efforts to assist the sick and wounded. All ranks within the Column were astounded by his untiring energy and understanding. His outstanding example was gladly followed by medical staff.

He completed a magnificent task in evacuating a train of Brigade sick and wounded from HANKWIN CHAUNG via HKAWAN and KOUSHARAWNG to PAHOK The going was appalling and the state of his charges both physical and mental, was deplorable. By means of limited coolies and riding animals, and his magnificent driving power, he succeeded in taking out men who had even lost all wish to live. His energy was unbounded and he spent the days moving up and down his Coln, some 100 strong, urging on those walking cases about to give up. He was always the last into bivouac each night.

(Signed) Lt.Col. Commanding
7th Battalion The Leicestershire Regt.

Recommended By

O.C. 7 Leicesters


Honour or Reward

M.B.E.

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 26.4.45)



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