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Captain (temp. Major) G.M.K. Hall M.C.


Transcript of Military Cross Citation

Brigade

3 West African

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

7 Bn The Nigeria Regiment

Date of
Recommendation


15th Apr 1944

Regtl. No.

161480

Rank and Name

T/Major George Morton Knox HALL

Action for which recommended :-

On April 13th I was ordered as part of 77 Bde, to send a force of four platoons to endeavour to enter and if possible mop up the Japenese held village of MAWLU (SC8430) from the West.

Major Hall was appointed by me as the Company Commander of the three infantry platoons of a small mixed force under my Command.

The village of MINTHA and MAGYIKON were occupied without opposition but in ONDOX (just West of MAWLU) strong enemy opposition was encountered.

Major Hall was at the head of his company at the time and gave a splendid example of leadership and resolution.

At the commencement of our initial attack I personally saw him seize a Bren Gun and (with his orderly) go straight for an enemy fox hole position. Both he and his Orderly killed a Japanese apiece at point blank range, and I considered his personal action and unhesitating bravery were largely responsible for ejecting the enemy from ONDOK which my force succeeded in holding for the remainder of the day until ordered by Comd 77 Bde to withdraw to THAYAUNG where a Brigade concentration was being made in the evening.
 


Recommended By

Lt. Col. C.P. Vaughan
Comd. 7 Bn The Nigeria Regiment

Honour or Reward

M.C.

Signed

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


(London Gazette 4 January 1945)

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