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Captain T.L. Wilson-Jerrim MC

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards

Brigade

14th British Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

Royal Warwickshire Regiment Attd 2nd Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment

Date of Recommendation

5 Sep 44

Regtl. No.

51468

Rank and Name

Captain Thomas Lancelot Wilson-Jerrim

Action for which recommended -

This officer was in command of the two forward platoons in the road block on the KYUSANLAI PASS 30 May - 3 June 1944.

His spirited defiance of the enemy was a fine inspiration. He took up position in the front line, personally grenading the enemy and inflicting casualties at each assault, and supervising the manoeuvring of Bren guns to meet each new development. Though under heavy mortar, grenade and small arms fire his cheerfulness and nonchalance were a splendid encouragement to those under his command.

Near NAGUSHAPAWNG on 22 July 1944 he joined the forward platoon and personally directed the grenade discharger to evict an enemy machine gun.

In all engagements Captain Wilson-Jerrim immediately proceeded to the scene of firing and by his personal behaviour inspired confidence in those around him.

Recommended By

(Signed) P.H. Graves-Morris Lt.Col.
Officer Commanding 2nd Bn The York & Lancaster Regiment.

(Signed) T.Brodie
Brig.


Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. Special Force

O.W.H. Leese Lt-Gen
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA

(London Gazette 13.09.45)



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