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Lance-Sergeant W.H. Boon M.M.


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

1st Bn The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

Date of
Recommendation

14th July 1944

Regtl. No.

3783173

Rank and Name

L/Sgt William Harold BOON

Action for which recommended :-


On 18th June 1944, the Platoon was ordered to clear the village of NAUNGKAIKTAW. Lance Sergeant BOON was in command of the centre Section and displayed great gallantry and contempt of danger throughout the action. He was always to the fore exposing himself freely to enemy fire and encouraging his Section forward. With grenades, LMG and Rifle he himself drove the enemy out of many bunkers. When the left Section was held up by enemy MG fire he led his Section around the flank and had to stand in the open to clear the opposition with grenades and finished them off with his LMG. He was very cool and set an excellent example of leadership. Out of the nineteen enemy killed by the Platoon, Lance Sergeant BOON personally accounted for seven.
 


Recommended By

Lieut Colonel H.N.F. Christie
1st Bn The Lancashire Fusilier

Brigadier J.M.Calvert DSO
Commander 77 Ind Inf Brigade

Honour or Reward

Immediate M. M.

Signed

W. Lentaigne Major General
Comd 3 Ind Div


(London Gazette 16 November 1944)

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