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Corporal A. Gafasa M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


3 W.A. Bde.


3 Indian


7 Nigeria Regiment

Date of

2nd May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Corporal Adamu GAFASA

Action for which recommended -

This NCO in mopping up operations on 17th April 1944 displayed great courage and initiative. At a time when it appeared the operation was coming to a standstill, Cpl. Adamu Gafasa rallied his section and continued his advance.

He has subsequently proved himself to be an excellent section Comd who uses his head and has real control over his section.

On May 1st his section advanced within a few yards of a Jap dug-in position and inflicted casualties with a Bren gun at very close quarters.

Recommended By

Major C.C.A. Carfrae
O.C. 29 Column

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd 3 Ind Div

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)