Chindit Military Awards

Chindits Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf on War Medal

Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)

Senior officers submitted periodic despatches to the War Office which included reports of men and descriptions of their gallant or meritorious actions in the presence of the enemy.

Recipients of this award received a certificate and a bronze oak leaf emblem which was worn on the 1939-1945 War Medal.

Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)

Senior officers submitted periodic despatches to the War Office which included reports of men and descriptions of their gallant or meritorious actions in the presence of the enemy.

Recipients of this award received a certificate and a bronze oak leaf emblem which was worn on the 1939-1945 War Medal.

MiD Certificate and Oak Leaf

Chindit Mentioned in Despatches Certificate

(Above) MiD Certificate of Sgt W.R. Young, Border Regiment attached Hong Kong Volunteers, Chindit

(Right) (Below) MiD Oak Leaf, War Medal and Medal Entitlement Slip of Lt R.W. Houghton, 1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, Chindit

Chindit Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf

MiD Awards - 1944 Campaign

Transcript of announcement of awards recorded in The Gazette (London Gazette), issue 37051, 26 April 1945.                              

Chindits MiD Awards London Gazette 37051

Royal Armoured Corps

Capt. (temp.) J. Birkett (124561)

Royal Tank Regt.

Lt.-Col. (temp.) D.C. Herring, MC (69361) (Res. of Off.) (att. Burma Rifles)

Reconnaissance Corps

Capt. (temp.) J.P. Lee-Warner, MM (229253)
Capt. (temp.) P.N.L. Lycett (210455)
Capt. (temp.) J.H. Virgo (156686)
5667928 W.O. II (actg.) W.W. Trott (now S.Stafford R.)
567886 S.-Sergt. E.C. Uncles

Royal Regt. of Artillery

Lt.-Col. (temp.) J.S. Pope (77956)
Lt.-Col. (temp.) R.C. Sutcliffe (63247)
Maj. (temp.) R.G.A. Duxbury (41095) (killed in action)
Maj. (temp.) K. Richmond (145301)
Maj. (actg.) K.R. Wardroper (92923)
Capt. (temp.) R.L. Lodge (78169)
Capt. (temp.) R. Moody (170719)
Capt. (temp.) J.G. Smith (126911)
Capt. (actg.) B.F.M. Samuelson (166160)
Lt. J.H. Douglas (149774)
Lt. D.W. Robb (198086)
Lt. D.P.C. Weiner (165421)
819362 Bdr. C. Keyes
883578 Bdr. J. Rigg
906826 Gnr. J.P. Campbell
872038 Gnr. R. Holt
6853503 Gnr. H.W.C. Wales

Corps of Royal Engineers

Col. (temp.) D.G.G. MacDonald (18223)
Lt.-Col. (actg.) R.E. Strong (73671)
Maj. (temp.) W. Ormston (199694)
Maj. (temp.) K.M. Robertson (73061)
Capt. (temp.) W.J. Clark (266276)
Capt. (temp.) H.N.F. Patterson (74567)
Capt. (temp.) H.T. Watson (102300)
Lt. N.H. Knight (151751)
1877717 Sergt. R. Ashford
1871699 Sergt. A.D. Reeve
1874408 Sergt. (actg.) V.W. Edgecumbe
1873933 Sergt. (actg.) G.V. Gray
1876949 Lce.-Sergt. W. Cousins (died of wounds)
2061541 Corpl. R.J. Whittlesea
2117627 Spr. W.D. Nichols
2037947 Spr. R.T. Olley
2047462 Spr. W.J. Terry
2141112 Spr. R. Theobald

Royal Corps of Signals

Maj. (temp.) S.O. Briggs (204045)
Maj. (temp.) S.O. Bruford (177212)
Maj. (temp.) T.M. Moon (159453)
Maj. (temp.) L.J. Ralli (158125)
Capt. R.C. Pringle (95094)
Capt. (temp.) R.M.C. Treckman (201596)
T/125391 W.O. II (actg.) J.D. Stuart
2570350 C.Q.M.S. R.A. Taylor
2590774 Sergt. R.W. Suter
14215866 Lce.-Sergt. R. Sykes
2756006 Corpl. G. Ewen
2330906 Corpl. D.L. Durant
2325898 Corpl. G.D.J. Head
6093106 Corpl. I.P.F. Lalor
3063960 Corpl. G.E. Liddell
2582643 Corpl. A.S. Reeves
3312091 Corpl. A. McL. Yuille
4697887 Lce.-Corpl. J. Atherton
2596165 Lce.-Corpl. R.G. Gray
2574514 Dvr. A. Harwood
5120306 Sigmn. J.E. Kirk
2370917 Sigmn. F. Lewis
2371036 Sigmn. A. Martin

Infantry

Brig. (temp.) T. Brodie (34326)
Col. (temp.) J.B. Jefferies (130109)
Lt.-Col. (temp.) J.W.G. Ormiston (64626)
Lt.-Col. (temp.) W.P. Scott DSO MC (137453)
Maj. L.D.A. De-Hochepied Larpent (49814)
Maj. (temp.) A.G. Merz (73184)
Maj. (temp.) D.N.H. Tyacke (66134)
Maj. (actg.) W. Nimmo (101335)
Capt. T.L. Wilson-Jerrim (51468) (Res. of Off.)
Capt. (temp.) J.R. Carroll (162339)
Capt. (temp.) F.C. Freeman (180079)
Capt. (actg.) J.S. Bladon (203658)
Lt. V.K. Astafiev (186165)
Lt. T.H. Cooper (269959)
Lt. J.E.M. Dequidt (189183)
Lt. W.N. Hanson (172228)
Lt. R.C. Parkin (138185)
Lt. R. Semple (253717)
Lt. J.J. Taylor (193438)
W.O. II (actg.) R.C. Gregory
Sergt. J.A. Chaplin
Sergt. E. Dempsey
Sergt. F. Nicholls
Sergt. (actg.) T.A. Pickering
Lce.-Corpl. R. Williams
Pte. F.W. Butler
Pte. J. Cramp
Pte. S. Edwards

Royal Scots

Lt.-Col. (temp.) J.P. Eason MBE (56129) (since died)
Maj. (temp.) A.D. MacKenzie (65532) (att'd Nigeria R.)

The Queen's

Lt.-Col. (temp.) J.F. Metcalfe (41781)
Maj. (temp.) E.B.G. Clowes (94554)
Maj. (temp.) M.T.N. Jennings (71875)
Maj. (temp.) C.F. Ottaway (175404)
Maj. (temp.) J.U. Stobbs (65328)
Maj. (actg.) A.S. Blackman (121303)
Lt. N.D. Oram (140683) (att'd Nigeria R.)
Lt. (Qr.-Mr.) S.W.J. Sharp (257165)
6086680 Sergt. G.C. Hersey
6095568 Sergt. E. Rampton

The Buffs

Maj. (temp.) J. Thorpe (137428) (att'd 9 Gurkha Rif.)

King's Own

Maj. (temp.) L. Heap (171964)
Maj. (temp.) D.J. Rees (182494)
Capt. (Qr.-Mr.) T. Leach (120425)
Capt. (temp.) C.C. Stock (176588)
5570391 W.O. II (actg.) M.J. O'Brien
782169 C.-Sergt. R. Fox
3710133 Sergt. G.D. Barley
3709630 Corpl. G. Fletcher
5440095 Corpl. S. Richards
4195564 Lce.-Corpl. A.T. Wellings
6343896 Pte. V.W. Deamer
3772700 Pte. W.S. Pugh
7010927 Pte. A. Reid

Royal Fusiliers

5437801 W.O.II (actg.) R.A. Keevil (att'd Nigeria R.)

Royal Norfolk

Maj. (temp.) W.P.A. Shuttleworth (66104)

Devonshire

Maj. R.M.S. Curry (30671)

Somerset L.I.

Lt. G.A. Cairns (198186) (killed in action)

West Yorkshire

Capt. (temp.) H. Traher MM (117017)
Capt. (actg.) P.E. Taylor (114100)

East Yorkshire

Capt. (temp.) J.D.G. Walker-Brash (95596)

Bedford & Hertford

Maj. (temp.) S.W.G.B. Phipps (64685)
Lt. H.W. Baker (187004)
5948787 W.O.I. V. French
556380 Sergt. (actg.) L.W. Barker
5952456 Corpl. H.A. Beach
5118050 Corpl. D. Turk

Leicestershire

Maj. (temp.) H.A.G. Havilland MBE (113069)
Maj. (temp.) J.H. Marriott MC (67122)
Capt. (temp.) W.R. Kinnersley (201200)
Capt. (temp.) A.C.V. Sheppard (220649)
Lt. R.J. Baggaley (23529)
4861370 C.-Sergt. (actg.) M.W. Brewin
4858783 Sergt. J. Chidley
4861730 Sergt. H.R. Cowie
4863669 Sergt. (actg.) F. Mess
5383695 Sergt. (actg.) J.H. Timbrell
4861605 Corpl. G. Brabbs
4864477 Corpl. L.E. Muggleton
4858907 Lce.-Corpl. F.F. Ward
38559020 Pte. T.Q. Jones
5342062 Pte. W.V.E.V. Weatherley

Lancashire Fusiliers

Maj. (temp.) D.A. Marshall (109057)
Capt. (temp.) S.P. Pitt (113358)
Lt. C.P. Schofield (193736) (died of wounds)
3653731 W.O.II (actg.) J.E. Wright
3055356 Sergt. P. O'Connor (now The King's R.)
3447715 Corpl. F. Baskerville
3858417 Corpl. J. Worsley

South Wales Borderers

Maj. (temp.) O.A. Evans (62612)

King's Own Scottish Borderers

Maj. (temp.) G.D. Anderson (72656) (att'd 9 Gurkha Rif.)

Cameronians

Col. (temp.) H.T. Alexander MBE (52569)
Lt.-Col. (temp.) W.M. Henning (41164)
869226 Sergt. (actg.) W. Pullan (now R.A.)
3189121 Corpl. J. Jamieson
13050465 Corpl. L. Shepherd
3776127 Rfmn. J. Parkinson
14316607 Rfmn. S.A. Preece

Gloucestershire

Lt.-Col. (temp.) A.H. Knight (66125)
Capt. (temp.) J.B. Harman (138339)
5569186 Lce.-Corpl. J.A. Holden

Worcestershire

Brig. (temp.) A.H. Gillmore OBE (33689)
Capt. (temp.) M.B. Cooke (862130) (att'd Nigeria R.)
5045406 Sergt. J.V. Lacey (att'd Nigeria R.)

Duke of Wellington's

Lt.-Col. (temp.) C.R.T. Cumberlege (27506)
Lt.-Col. (temp.) G.F. Upjohn (66136) (att'd Nigeria R.)

Border Regt.

Lt-Col. (temp.) A.W. Thompson MC (44721)
Capt. (temp.) R.L. Perkins (107111)

Royal Sussex

Maj. (temp.) L.W.S. Tayler (522390) (att'd Nigeria R.)
Capt. (actg.) G.H. Borrow MC (228394) (killed in action)
Capt. (actg.) P.C. Harris (153261)
Lt. L.P. Banfield (265869) (att'd Nigeria R.)
Lt. J.K.T. Earle (276359) (att'd Nigeria R.)
Lt. C.H. Mercer (265871) (att'd Nigeria R.)
6398407 W.O.II F. Hill (att'd Nigeria R.)

South Staffordshire

Lt.-Col. (actg.) G.P. Richards MC (41421)
Maj. (temp.) E.L. Butler (126417)
Maj. (temp.) W.A. Cole (73146)
Capt. (temp.) A.S. Railton (126175)
Lt. R.A. Fisk (324344)
Lt. E.R. Johnson (180224)
4037728 Lce.-Corpl. E. Scott (now R. Signals)
4912204 Pte. T.H. Turner (since died)

Welch Regt.

Maj. (temp.) R.A. Tucker (88131)
Capt. (temp.) K.J. Griffin (138088)
Lt. E. Williams (197225)

Black Watch

Brig. (temp.) B.E. Fergusson DSO (52627)
Maj. (temp.) J.G. Fraser (68352)
Capt. (temp.) G.E.S. Bishop (220625)
2752240 W.O. II D.Stephen
2759743 Sergt. N. Campbell (now K.O.S.B.)
2759632 Sergt. E. Procter (now K.O.S.B.)
3055469 Lce-Sergt. J. Herriot BEM

Oxford & Bucks L.I.

Lt.-Col. (temp.) P.M. Hughes MBE (52661)
Capt. (temp.) W.F.B. Briggs (165796) (killed in action)
Lt. J.G.A. Lucas (193809) (att'd Gurkha Rif.)

Loyal Regt.

Lt. R.E. Dunkley (240689) (att'd Gurkha Rif.)

Northamptonshire

Lt.-Col. (temp.) P.K. Hill 988937)
Lt.-Col. (temp.) F.R. Wilford (50597)

Royal Berkshire

Maj. (temp.) J.F.F. Barns (105320)

York and Lancaster

Maj. (temp.) R.D. Shiell (105339)
Capt. (temp.) J.L. Boden (149516)
Capt. (temp.) N.R. Douglas (156727)
Lt. K.A.P. Liddy (235301)
Lt. T. McMellon (217451)
4740675 W.O. I (actg.) J. Hemmings
4751445 W.O. II (actg.) S.L. Brewerton
4744463 W.O. II (actg.) G.F. Ratcliffe
5188719 Sergt. C.W.J. Hart
4745088 Sergt. (actg.) I. Wilkinson
4750479 Lce.-Corpl. T.Y. Brown
4751402 Pte. E. Hardy
4746730 Pte. A.H. Spark

Durham L.I.

Col. (temp.) A.H.G. Ricketts OBE (33748)
Lt. P.R. Buckle (247174)

Seaforth Highlanders

Lt. J.A. Ross (165889)

Queen's Own Cameron

Lt. E.M. Duck (251882)

General List (Inf.) (A.C.F. Section)

Maj. (temp.) C.M.H. Harrison (71789)
Maj. (temp.) T.H. Henfrey MC (322606)
Lt. J.A. Clewley (254665)

Royal Army Chaplains Department

Rev. G.G. Pritt, C.F. 4th Cl. (225401)

Royal Army Service Corps.

Lt.-Col. (temp.) T.M.R. Briggs (31679)
Maj. (temp.) R.D. Cheetham (165540)
Capt. (temp.) D.C. Lambert (68872) (Res. of Off.)
Capt. (temp.) K.A. McDonald (67403)
S/106608 S.-Sergt. W.L. Mearns
S/138772 Sergt. J.T. Barritt
T/174028 Sergt. A.J. Droy
1128253 Sergt. M.D. Foreman
1128253 Sergt. G. Goddard
S/12863 Sergt. G.P. Young
T/144377 Dvr. R.A. Patterson

Royal Army Medical Corps.

Maj. P. Baker MB (106784)
Maj. (temp.) G.A.S. Akeroyd (163694)
Maj. (temp.) J. Donaldson MB (191097)
Maj. (temp.) J.W.N. Duerden MB (99461)
Maj. (temp.) C.R. Houghton MBE (127197)
Maj. (temp.) J.S. McCrae MB (199332)
Capt. O.C. Colt MB (76063)
Capt. D.W. Evans (248710)
Capt. P. Firstenberg (128983)
Capt. H.A. Gibb MB (110065)
Capt. L.C.L. Gonet MB (163385)
Capt. E.J. Harrison MB (254103)
Capt. D.C. Langwell MB (96817)
Capt. F. Luckett MB (169585)
Capt. J.R. McGregor MB (173436)
Capt. P.M.M. Pritchard MB (252437)
Capt. T.B.L. Roberts (248197) (att'd 9 Gurkha Rif.)
Capt. J.R.D. Williams (152659)
Capt. (temp.) T.A. Taylor MB (171197)
7358127 Sergt. C. Callard
7357649 Sergt. A. Edwards
7370963 Sergt. F. Heighway
7370916 Sergt. S.F. Jevons
7518346 Sergt. L.W. Smith
7372381 Sergt. L. Stanley
7372391 Sergt. A. Watkinson
7264652 Sergt. G.H. Wood
7525028 Lce.-Corpl. D. Peters
7377126 Pte. F. Kelleher
7371093 Pte. R. Neilson

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Maj. (temp.) K.I. Barlow (63360)
Capt. R. McCrea (252799)

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Maj. (temp.) R.H. Ballin (167702)
7593190 W.O.I D.A. Goddard

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Lt.-Col. (temp.) G.W.H. Fellows MBE (101154)

Intelligence Corps

Capt. (temp.) G.S. Lea (143887)

General List

Lt.-Col. (temp.) H.J. Lord MBE (27226)
Maj. (temp.) M.J. Condon (89631) (att'd Burma Rif.)
Capt. (Qr.-Mr.) C. Tighe (143619) (att'd Nigeria R.)
Capt. (temp.) H.W.P. Graham (189624) (att'd Burma Rif.)

Special Lists

Col. (temp.) F.O. Cave OBE MC (21497) (att'd S.D.F.)

INDIA ARMY
Commands and Staff

Brig. (temp.) R.N.F. Marks (I.A.118)

Indian Armoured Corps

Maj. (temp.) D.J. Monteith MBE (861 I.A.)

Corps of Indian Engineers

Maj. (temp.) B.S. Downward (A.I.R.O. 3510)
Maj. (temp.) F.D. Edmeades
11291 Havildar Maung Thaw

Indian Signal Corps

2/Lt. J. Buchanan

Infantry

7 Rajput Regt.

Capt. (temp.) A. E. Ady (I.E.C. 3874)

17th Dogra Regt.

Lt. H. Eastwood (936390)

2 Gurkha Rifles

Lt. W. J. Smyly

3 Gurkha Rifles

Lt. R.J.R. Rhodes-James (8371)

4 Gurkha Rifles

Maj. (temp.) K.M. Dibben (1O94 A.I.)
Maj. (temp.) H.R. Hulme (1238)
Maj. (temp.) D.S. McCutcheon (980 I.A.)
Lt. G.F. Duckworth (7307)
Lt. I.L. Simpson (7422)
3402 Havildar Bahadur Gurung
7615 Havildar Dila Sing Gurung
7690 Naik Tum Bahadur Gurung
10159 Lce.-Naik Aitbir Rana
10212 Lce.-Naik Purna Bahadur
10505 Rfmn. Jit Bahadur Thapa

6 Gurkha Rifles

Lt.-Col. (temp.) H.A. Skone (I.A.113)
Maj. (temp.) J.R. Lumley (I.A.910)
Lt. J.D. Butler (3799) (since died)
Lt. A.M. Morrison (10502)
Lt. C.I.H. Steen (10042) (since died)
Subadar Balbahadur Gurung (11651)
Jemadar Chhabi Lai Thapa (33318 I.O.)
4693 Havildar (actg.) Dalbir Thapa
589 Naik Balbir Pun
10383 Naik Moti Ram Thapa
10162 Naik Sherbahadur Thapa
10044 Lce.-Naik Rabilal Thapa
17745 Rfmn. Partiman Gharti

7 Gurkha Rifles

Capt. I.E. MacPherson (I.A.1372) (since died)

9 Gurkha Rifles

Lt.-Col. (temp.) J.H.N. George (I.A.490)
Lt.-Col. (actg.) P.G. Cane MC (491)
Lt.-Col. (actg.) A.F. Harper (I.A.356)
Maj. (temp.) R.E.St.G. Twelvetrees (920)
Lt. C.W. Blackburn (8186)
Subadar Mari Bahadur Mahat (15440 I.O.)
8012 Havildar Bir Bahadur Sahi
2518 Havildar Nanda Bahadur Gharti
2362 Havildar Sher Bahadur Khan
10069 Lce.-Naik Gyan Bahadur Karki
10335 Rfmn. Bhim Bahadur Khattri
101623 Rfmn. Dil Bahadur
101495 Rfmn. Jagat Bahadur Khattri
97229 Rfmn. Pamal Singh
10321 Rfmn. Tika Bahadur Khattri

Indian Medical Service

Maj. (temp.) E.A. Tarleton (13735)
Capt. K.L. Chitwal (MZ 20739)

Indian Army Medical Corps

Capt. E.P. O'Neill

Indian Army Ordnance Corps

Maj. (temp.) D.C. Parry-Davies (784)
Capt. (temp.) R.M. Ryan (since died)

BURMA ARMY
Burma Rifles

Maj. (temp.) G.P. Carne MC (A.B.R.O.57)
Maj. (temp.) A.C.S. Dickie (A.B.R.O.35)
Maj. (temp.) G.E. Hodgson (A.B.R.O.81) (since died)
Maj. (temp.) J.A.E. MacPherson (A.B.R.O.51)
Capt. (temp.) W.R. Andrews (A.B.R.O.87)
Capt. (temp.) N. Chancellor (A.B.R.O.149)
Capt. (temp.) J.D. Hedley (A.B.R.O.48)
Capt. (temp.) Saw Chit Khin MC (A.B.R.O.595)
Subadar Saw Sein Ba (5006)
Jemadar Saw Shwe Htoo (50020)
Jemadar Tun Aye (50371)
53569 Havildar Pasang Lama
50259 Havildar U Byit Tu
50335 Naik Nan Lone
50205 Naik Pan Di
50354 Lce.-Naik Vung Khama

Burma Intelligence Corps

Maj. (temp.) W.D. Cruikshank (A.B.R.O.460)
1289 Lce.-Sergt. P.W. Pereira
1211 Lce.-Bdr. R.G. Bartholomew

Royal West African
Frontier Force
Nigeria Regt.

26697 W.O.II Jallo Murdi
34036 Sergt. Adamu Ft. Lamy
N.A.25407 Sergt. Garaba Gombe
27242 Sergt. Hassan Maidugari
35631 Sergt. Moman Tangada
26734 Sergt. Sanda Peni
N.A.290559 Sergt. Shaibu Godabawa
39653 Corpl. Ameka Ogoja
N.A.33000 Corpl. Buba Biu
29017 Corpl. Bukar Bedde
N.A.35355 Corpl. Jemo Maidoba
35374 Corpl. Maman Kazel
30709 Corpl. Tambai Doba
43207 Lce.-Corpl. Bukar Marua
N.A.32518 Lce.-Corpl. Musa Pella
50726 Pte. Ajayi Kano
107972 Pte. Moman Bashir
50876 Pte. Sule Hadeija
N.A.106700 Pte. Umuru Habu
N.A.109290 Pte. Yando Audu
112221 Pte. Yilcam Kabir

West African Army
Medical Corps

401703 Pte. Baba Bruce

Rhodesia Regiment

Lt. A.K. Pollet (231571)
M/52 Sergt. G.P. Roberts MM

Hong-Kong Volunteer
Defence Corps

15001580 Sergt. W.G. Hicks
15001452 Sergt. W.R. Young
 

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