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Trooper M. Flynn M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


16 Inf. Bde.


3 Ind. Div.


45 Reconnaissance Regiment
Royal Armoured Corps

Date of

28 May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Trooper Matthew John Flynn

Action for which recommended -

At Henu Chaung on 18 April 44 Tpr. Flynn commanded a detachment of the M.M.G. Section during the attack by his column on Japanese positions. Tpr. Flynn's detachment went into action covering the right flank of the position gained, which was countered attacked several times by the enemy. In spite of very heavy mortar and machine gun fire from very close range Tpr. Flynn maintained his detachment in action, he himself firing the gun throughout. By his coolness and skilful handling of the gun all counter attacks were beaten off despite severe casualties suffered by his detachment. He accounted for many enemy killed. When the action was finally broken off Tpr. Flynn and his few men manhandled their gun out of action and carried it some 10 miles, all the mules having been killed. Tpr. Flynn displayed outstanding courage and leadership throughout.

Recommended By

Lt. Colonel C.R. Cumberiege
O.C. 45 Recce (R.A.C.)

Honour or Reward

Bar to Military Medal

Signed By

B. Fergusson, Brigadier

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)