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Lieutenant R.S. Clarke M.C.


Transcript of Military Cross Citation

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Corps

4th Corps

Unit

3/2nd Gurkha Rifles

Date of
Recommendation



Regtl. No.

E.C. 2783

Rank and Name

Lieutenant Richard Scamander CLARKE

Action for which recommended :-

Operations in Burma, February - Mayl 1943

Lt. Clarke was an officer in No.1 Column 3/2nd G.R. He had gone through the whole training with the Bde and was therefore thoroughly educated in principles of Long Range Penetration. Following the death of his Company Commander in action on the Shweli on the 4th April. Lt. Clarke took over command of his Gurkha Rifle Coy. In this responsible post he displayed determination, courage and resource. He brought his coy. successfully across the Irrawaddy although he was attacked while doing so. In skirmishes with the enemy on the way home he exerted himself to the utmost, exposing himself with disregard for personal safety, to keep his men steady and united. Although the column was broken up by the Japanese ambush in the MU Valley, thanks to the excellent work of Lt. Clarke and other officers the majority crossed the Chindwin in organised armed parties, a few days later.
 

Recommended By

Brigadier O.C. Wingate, D.S.O.
Commander
77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Honour or Reward

M. C.

Signed By

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


(London Gazette 16.12.1943)

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