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Lance-Corporal Albert Halsall M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


111 Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


2nd Bn The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

Date of

9 July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lance-Corporal Albert HALSALL

Action for which recommended -

On the 25th May '44, during the evacuation of Blackpool road block. L/C HALSALL, who was in charge of a Vickers MMG det., was ordered to site his gun in a very exposed and unprepared position which was under very heavy shell fire. His task was to prevent at all costs, the enemy's reaching Centre Ridge until the block had been successfully evacuated. L/C Halsall carried out his orders to the letter despite three of his crew being killed at the gun position. He behaved throughout with great bravery and showed a complete disregard for his own life. This action, without a doubt, was an invaluable contribution to the successful evacuation of the block.

Recommended By

Major V.P.Royle,
O.C. 41 Column

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)