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Gunner Thomas Condon M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards



3rd Indian


Special Force Battery, Royal Artillery

Date of

20 July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Gunner Thomas CONDON

Action for which recommended -

When manning the perimeter defences at White City on the night 7/8 April 1944, he threw a grenade at hostile movement on the right flank of his weapon pit. The grenade struck a tree stump and rebounded into the pit. He immediately felt for the grenade with his foot, found it and pressed it into the floor of the pit. He kept his foot upon the grenade until it exploded, when he sustained shock.

Owing to his courage, coolness and presence of mind, not one of the five other occupants of the pit was injured.

Recommended By

Commander Special Force Battery

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

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

(London Gazette 04.01.1945)