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Corporal Frank Fox M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


16th Infantry


3rd Indian


2 Bn The Leicestershire Regiment (71 Column)

Date of

14 April 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Corporal Frank FOX

Action for which recommended -

On 12 March 44, parties of 17 and 71 Columns ambushed the railway NABA-MAWLU at hill 602. Cpl FOX, acting as platoon sergeant, was with two sections repeatedly attacked by the enemy. He was temporarily knocked out by a bullet wound in the calf. He regained consciousness and took a Bren gun from other wounded gunners. He carried the gun forward alone and by throwing grenades and firing the Bren gun he successfully covered the withdrawal of the two sections, inflicting casualties on the enemy.

(Signed) B.E.Fergusson 18 Apr 44.

Recommended By

Major H.N Daniels
Comdg 71 Column

Brig. B.E. Fergusson DSO

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 02.01.1945)