Operations in Burma, February - May, 1943
On 6th March,
1943, at NANKAN Railway Station, with the assistance of one man
only, destroyed a sixty-foot span girder bridge while a sharp
engagement between our own troops and the enemy was in progress a
few hundred yards away. The whole of the time while he was thus
engaged, he and his companion were in constant danger from the
bullets flying around them; but he finished the work without
interruption and proceeded further along the line to expend the
remainder of his explosives. This he did, cutting the track in
numerous places before reporting back to the Column.
Throughout the rest of the campaign he continued to do good work.
During the march back to India he fell seriously ill, and collapsed
several times but with great and exemplary fortitude he persevered
and eventually reached safety with his arms and equipment complete.