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


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

1st Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers

Date of
Recommendation

16th July 1944

Regtl. No.

3452210

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.

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


Recommended By

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

Honour or Reward

Military Medal (Immediate)

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. 3 Ind. Div.

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group 


(London Gazette 02.01.1945)

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