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Lieutenant B.S. Burns M.C.

Transcript of Military Cross Citation


77 Ind Inf


3 Indian


Queen's Royal Regiment attd. 3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

30 March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieutenant Brian Stanley BURNS

Action for which recommended :-

At HENU on 17th March 1944 during the attack on PAGODA HILL, stiff enemy resistance was encountered. The Bde. Commander ordered certain personnel of a British Regt. to attack and ordered the Gurkha contingent to aid the attack.

This officer personally and literally led a section of 'B' Coy in an assault on the Pagoda. He was ahead of the leading British and Gurkha troops, killed one Jap with his Sten gun, captured a M.M.G., killing the Jap gunner with the butt of this weapon. He helped hold this position while a further attack went in to consolidate his success.

His courage, dash and determination were of the highest order and were a great example to all British and Gurkha troops present.

Recommended By

Lt. Col. H.A. Skone
O.C. 3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Brig. J.M. Calvet DSO
Comd. 77 Ind. Inf. Bde.

Honour or Reward

MC Immediate

(London Gazette 27 July 1944)