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Gunner L.E. Turner M.M.

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Military Medal - Chindits Awards


111 Ind. Inf.


3rd Indian


69 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery

Date of

29th May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Gunner Lawrence Edward TURNER

Action for which recommended -

On the evening of the 23 May manned a Bren gun in a Bofors pit with great effect against infantry advancing across the air strip. He afterwards took post on the Bofors Gun which was firing at ground targets. When this gun was put out of action he returned to the Bren gun and helped cover the evacuation of the detachment from the gun pit. Wounded whilst climbing the hill into the fortress he still used the Bren, although having little protection, to help cover the advance into the fortress of a platoon of our own infantry. Wounded again in this operation he joined the infantry platoon and remained with them in their positions during the whole night, and did valuable service.

(Signed) D.A.Foxall, Lt.. RA., 29-5-44.
(Signed) J.Masters, Major, A/Comd. 'Profound'

Recommended By

Lieut. D.A. Foxall
69 Lt. A.A. Regiment R.A.

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

W.J.Slim Lieut-Gen
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army

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

(London Gazette 31 August 1944)