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Lieutenant J.W. Pasmore MC

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Military Cross - Chindits Awards


77 Ind Inf


3rd Indian


3/9 Gurkha Rifles

Date of Recommendation

29th May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieut Jack William Pasmore MC

Action for which recommended -

Lieut PASMORE was sent with 2 sections of his Company to help hold a forward position with some of a British Column who had suffered severe casualties.

During the evening 24th May 1944, he took a prominent part in holding up enemy attacks on his position by his direction of fire and personally he killed several of the enemy. Though wounded during this period he remained throughout the night holding his position in close contact with the enemy.

On the morning of 25th May 1944, his position was almost surrounded by the enemy attack and when ordered to withdraw he successfully extricated all except one, who was killed, entirely by his personal efforts. During this withdrawal he was at one period engaged in single handed combat with a dozen or more  enemy whom he engaged with his carbine at a range of under 20 yards. Though wounded again he rejoined his men and successfully completed their withdrawal. He subsequently displayed the utmost cheerfulness and disregard for his wounds, being an inspiration to other wounded.

Throughout the period under review this officer displayed courage and dash of the highest order.

(signed) J.Masters,Major
A/Comd. 'PROFOUND' 19th May 1944.

Recommended By

Lt.Col. A.E.Harper,
Comd. 3/9 G.R.

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 26.04.45)