Jem LIAN NAWN showed considerable qualities of leadership and
initiative in seeking out and engaging the enemy. He led numerous
dangerous recce patrols and never failed to engage the enemy when in
contact. During these actions his example was an inspiration
to his men.
On one occasion on the MAWLU PINLEBU Roadwhen his coln was on
road block Jem LIAN NAWN was with a small party detailed to distract
the enemy attention. The main body of the enemy soon attacked and
surrounded the party. Showing extreme steadiness he directed the
fire of his section so effectively that the enemy were halted and
finally forced to withdraw from his section. He himself killed 2
Japanese at very close quarters.
He showed great devotion to duty and to his men when one of his
party was injured on a recce. It was impossible for the small party
to carry this man across country so Jem LIAN NAWN decided to assist
his comrade back to safety along the main Jap L of C. He spent 2
days going through villages and along tracks which were regularly
patrolled and used by the enemy and by skilful use of local
intelligence managed to bring his comrade back to safety.