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Lance-Corporal Victor John Higgins M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


1st Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment

Date of

18th March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lance-Corporal Victor John Higgins

Action for which recommended -

On the 17th March 44 at HENU before the Block had been consolidated, an enemy platoon infiltrated through the jungle into our positions. The Platoon of which Private HIGGINS was a member was ordered to attack them. While advancing up a hill into the attack the Section in which this man belonged was engaged by an enemy LMG causing five casualties to his Section including the Section Commander. Private HIGGINS immediately took command of the Section leaving two men with the wounded and taking the others forward into the assault. Another party of men withdrew from this position but Private HIGGINS told his men to hold on and then attack, which he did, inflicting a number of casualties on the enemy. He remained on this position until ordered to leave. This man showed courageous and determined example to his Section and was an inspiration to his Platoon.

Dated HENU 18th March 44

Recommended By

Lieut Colonel R. Degg
1st Bn The South Staffords

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 02.01.1945)