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Lieutenant (temp. Capt.) W.A Anderson M.C.


Transcript of Military Cross Citation

Brigade

14 Infantry

Corps

Special Force

Unit

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

Date of
Recommendation


12 May 1944

Regtl. No.

87947

Rank and Name

T/Captain William Archibald ANDERSON

Action for which recommended :-

During the action NORTH of NATHKOKYIN on 8th May 1944, Captain ANDERSON as Commander of a Recce Platoon was present with a small detachment. Towards the end of the battle Captain ANDERSON was sent to co-ordinate the action of two infantry platoons which were attempting an encirclement by the right. This he did with admirable judgement and coolness and complete disregard for his personal safety. As a result of the decisions Captain ANDERSON took as senior officer on the spot in the face of heavy enemy M.G. fire, the forming up of the enemy counter attack was delayed, giving the remainder of the force time to reorganise to meet it. Eventually Captain ANDERSON led a composite party against enemy positions and, although by this time twice wounded, cut his way back to the double column safe harbour.
 

Recommended By

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

Honour or Reward

M. C. Immediate


(London Gazette 5 October 1944)

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