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Lance-Sergeant John Cyril Jenkins M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


1st Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment

Date of

31st March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lance-Sergeant John Cyril Jenkins

Action for which recommended -

During the action at HENU on March 17th 44, during the morning this NCO was assisting in commanding his MMG's and at all times was steady and a splendid example to his men.

In the afternoon when his guns could fire no more he went into the counter attack and set a brilliant example in attacking enemy positions, he was always well in the fore and was responsible for killing several enemy with his grenades and his bayonet.

He just walked around the place occupied by the enemy and when they shot at him he just threw a grenade and went in with his men at bayonet charges.

He showed complete disregard for his own safety throughout all actions.

Recommended By

Major R. Degg
O.C. 1 S.Staffords

Brig. J.M. Calvert DSO

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd 3 Ind. Div.

G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 04.01.1945)