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Lieutenant (T/Captain) N. Whitehead M.B.E

Transcript of Member of Order of the British Empire Citation


77th Indian Infantry Brigade




2nd Bn The Burma Rifles

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Nigel WHITEHEAD

Action for which recommended :-

During all the operations Feb.-April 1943, this officer performed admirably the duties of officer command-detachment Burma Rifles with No. 8 Column.  He showed real energy and resource in all the activities in which he engaged, whether foraging or in the collection of intelligence, which was always of a high standard of accuracy. He also undertook many other duties within the column, and enjoyed the confidence of his Column Commander to a high degree. His courage under fire and his sterling commonsense at all times made him a most valuable officer.

Recommended By

Major W.P.Scott, King's Regt.
Column Commander,
77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Honour or Reward


Signed By

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

(London Gazette 16.12.1943)