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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


4th Corps


Royal Welsh Fusiliers
attd. The King's Regiment (Liverpool)

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Private Cyril Norman GUEST

Action for which recommended -

Operations in Burma, February - May, 1943

On 12th March, 1943, at the crossing of the River Irrawaddy, the enemy opened fire with mortars and caused considerable confusion among the mules. On his own initiative and regardless of danger, he collected some twenty-five mules with their valuable loads and brought them out of the danger to the river crossing area. On all occasions Private GUEST showed the best qualities of the British soldier; he took on every type of task willingly and with resource; he was always cheerful and energetic under difficult and trying conditions; and in two separate engagements he took a prominent part, using a Thompson sub-machine gun with good effect.

Recommended By

Major J.M.Calvert, R.E.
Column Commander,
77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77th Ind. Inf. Bde.

(London Gazette 16.12.1943)