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Lieutenant (temp. Capt.) G.F. Anderson M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


14 Infantry


Special Force


2nd Bn The Black Watch (R.H.R.)

Date of

12 May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieutenant Gordon Finlay ANDERSON

Action for which recommended -

During the action NORTH of NATHKOKYIN on 8th May 1944, Lieut ANDERSON was in command of an infantry platoon which was ordered to encircle the enemy by the right. This platoon encountered superior enemy forces including machine guns. Lieut ANDERSON led his men with inspiring coolness and judgement, but eventually found himself detached with only ten men of his own platoon. Joining forces with another small party he assaulted and over ran the enemy M.M.G. posts and fought his way through the encircling enemy to the double column harbour. Throughout the engagement his unflinching courage and devotion to duty was an inspiration to all.

Signed G.G.Green, Lieut.Col.
Comd. 2nd bn The Black Watch (R.H.R.)
12th May 1944.

Recommended By

Lieut.Col. G.G.Green
Comd. 2nd Bn The Black Watch (R.H.R.)

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

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

W.J.Slim Lieut-Gen
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army

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

(London Gazette 5 October 1944)