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Corporal G.A. Ferrand 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

Corporal George Alfred FERRAND

Action for which recommended -

This N.C.O. is a Section Commander of a Platoon which was under constant fire from 12th to the 16th of April 1944. During this action this N.C.O. showed great gallantry and was a great inspiration to his men. Always cool issuing orders during battle he himself always around his men during action completely disregarding his own safety.

In the final attack when his position was penetrated and superior forces all around him he held his section post with himself and one man who continued to fire his bren and throw grenades, all the remainder of his section being killed or wounded.

He was still holding his ground when the counter-attack was delivered and it was then found that they were out of ammunition. It was partly due to this section commander that the enemy was unable to occupy our own positions.

At the final count there were approx. 100 killed Japs on his platoon wire and front. He was at all times a most inspiring and brave NCO.

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)