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Sergeant S.D. McFall MM

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

1st Bn The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

Date of Recommendation

6th July 1944

Regtl. No.

3773874

Rank and Name

Sergeant Stephen Donald McFall

Action for which recommended -

Sergeant McFall is a Section Commander in No.7 Platoon which was attached to 1st Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers.

On 11th June 44 during the clearing of the triangle (COURT HOUSE) area, he displayed courage and coolness and showed a good example as a leader. Most men had passed out from sun and heat exhaustion leaving eleven in the Platoon. The eleven were ordered to assault a lone tree position. During the assault considerable enemy fire was encountered which caused three casualties. Sergeant McFALL ignored the firing and was one of the first to reach the objective and held it with two others for a quarter of an hour until the remaining eight men rejoined.

On 18th June, 44, during the clearing of NAUNGKAIKTAW his section was on the right of the line. He again led his section coolly and fearlessly causing casualties on the enemy, and he saved the life of one of his men. After this action his Section was ordered to patrol beyond the limits of the village and ascertain whether the area was clear for consolidation. He bumped the enemy, drove him out of the bamboo into a Chaung killing two. Relentlessly he pursued the enemy with grenades driving him into the paddy fields where MMGs and other weapons completed his good work.

Dated 6 July 44. Field.

Recommended By

Lieut Colonel H.N.F. Christie
1st Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers

Brigadier J.M.Calvert, DSO
Commander 77 Ind Inf Brigade


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 26.04.45)



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