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Private A.B. Bristow M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


3 Indian


1 South Staffs Regt.

Date of

21 Apr 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Private Arthur Benjamin BRISTOW

Action for which recommended -

This man was the last man left in his section during the attack on the night 15/16 April 1944 at HENU Block, along with his section commander they held a most vital position on O.P. hill. At all times he was cool and determined, despite the fact that the enemy were through the wire and around his position. He continued to engage the enemy with grenades and bren fire right up to the last minute when the counter-attack regained control of the hill. He was at all times excellent and when he could not reach the enemy with his grenades, got in the open and threw them despite heavy enemy fire.

He at all times was extremely brave and was instrumental in saving his position. 100 enemy dead were counted on this position later in the day.

Recommended By

Lt.Col. R. Degg
O.C. 1 S.Staffords Regt.

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

W.J.Slim Lieut-Gen
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army

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

(London Gazette 27 July 1944)