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Sergeant Abdullai Banana M.M.

Transcript of Military Medal Citation


3 West African Infantry


3 Ind


12 Battalion The Nigeria Regiment

Date of

21 August 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Sergeant Abdullai Banana

Action for which recommended :-

For gallantry and devotion to duty in attempting to bring in two wounded men under heavy fire.

At MLA on 9 July 1944 Sgt ABDULLAI BANANA's platoon was ordered to withdraw after a determined though unsuccessful attack on a strong enemy posn. Before withdrawing Sgt Abdullai Banana saw two men of his platoon wounded and unable to move, close to the enemy wire. He went forward on his own and brought back one of the men. He then returned and brought back the other man. Unfortunately both the wounded men were killed by enemy fire on the way back.

Sgt. Abdullai Banana showed a complete disregard for his own safety, and this act of gallantry was a fine example to his men.

Recommended By

Brigadier A.H. Gillmore

Honour or Reward

M. M.


W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd. Special Force

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)