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Jemadar Lian Nawn M.C., B.G.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


111 Ind. Inf.


3 Ind


2 Burma Rifles attached 1st Bn Cameronians

Date of

7 Aug 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name


Action for which recommended -

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.

Recommended By

Major MacPherson
2nd Burma Rifles

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 26 April 1945)