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Corporal (Act/Sergeant) John James Gibson M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


1st Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers

Date of

16th July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Corporal (Act/Sergeant) John James Gibson

Action for which recommended -

Sgt. GIBSON was in command of a section on a vital point in his platoon area. On the night 13/14 April during a particularly heavy attack, Sgt. GIBSON was wounded three times. Although he was in considerable pain, he remained at his post directing the fire of his section and remaining in complete control of the situation. At dawn, when the attack was repelled, Sgt. GIBSON was evacuated to the R.A.F. However, he refused further evacuation and at his own request was allowed to return to his command when a further attack developed.

Lt.Col. J.N.H. Christie
Comd. 1 Lan Fus
16 July 1944

Recommended By

Major W.P.A. Suttleworth
Comd. 50 Coln.

J.M. Calvert Brigadier
Commander 77 Ind Inf Brigade

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 04.01.1945)