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Sergeant H.C.V. Dodd MM

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

Royal Corps of Signals

Date of Recommendation

16th July 1944

Regtl. No.

5780032

Rank and Name

Sergeant Hugh Dodd

(London Gazette Name -
Hubert Christopher Vernon Dodd 5780038)

Action for which recommended -

Sergeant DODD is one of the Cipher Sergeants of Brigade Headquarters.

During the Brigade counterattack at KAYIN on 17th April 1944, Brigade Headquarters Battle group was forward with the leading battalion and came under spasmodic fire from the enemy on the flank. Later this developed into a counterattack and at one period personnel came under sustained fire of three MMGs at close range which caused many casualties and some confusion.  The few officers of Brigade Headquarters were absent or wounded or killed. Sergeant DOD took control and sorted out the wounded. Later, when the order for Brigade Headquarters to withdraw to a safe area was given, Sergeant DODD again took control saw to the loading of the mules and quietly and without fuss led the men and animals through the jungle to its new R.V., having taken care first that all concerned were evacuated.

Throughout the campaign Sergeant DODD, besides his own duties, which he has carried out with skill and conscientious hard work, has invariably shown himself ready to take on responsibility and jobs beyond the normal call of duty.

Dated 16th July 1944, SHADUZUP

Recommended By

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


Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd. 3 Ind.Div.

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

(London Gazette 26.04.45)



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