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Burma Gallantry Medal - Chindits Awards


111 Ind Inf Bde


3rd Indian


2 Burma Rifles att 2 Bn The King's Own Royal Regt.

Date of

2nd June 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

A/Naik Kya Lin

Action for which recommended -

On the 26th March 1944 Naik KYA LIN was sent out with a patrol to contact an enemy force approaching 'BROADWAY'.

At 0545 hrs on the 27th March the patrol contacted the enemy in his harbour. The patrol engaged the enemy. As the patrol was withdrawing an enemy section tried to outflank them. Naik KYA LIN saw this enemy movement and attached them single handed with his sten gun, killing three and driving the remainder of the enemy off.

The quick action and courage of Naik KYA LIN enabled this patrol to withdraw without loss and take back valuable information.

(Signed) V.P.Royle, Major
O.C. 41 Column. 2nd June '44.

(Signed) J.Masters, Major,
A/Comd, 111 Ind Inf Bde. 3 June 1944.

Recommended By

Major V.P.Royle
O.C. 41 Column, 2 Kings Own Royal Regiment

Honour or Reward

Burma Gallantry Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

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

(London Gazette 4.1.45)