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Lieutenant (temporary Captain) H.J. Lord M.B.E

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M.B.E. - Chindits Awards


77 Ind.Inf.Bde.


4th Corps


General List (E.C.)

Date of

Regtl. No.

Rank and Name

Lieutenant (T/Captain) Horace James LORD

Action for which recommended -

Operations in Burma, Feburary-April 1943

Throughout the operations of 77 Ind. Inf. Bde. in BURMA, from February to April, 1943, Captain LORD as Staff Captain of the Brigade was responsible for the collection and despatch of all rations and supplies to be dropped on the Force from the air. The promptitude with which all requests were met, many of them for items for which the need had not been foreseen, reflects the greatest credit on Captain Lord and the organization which he built up and commanded. Delays, which in ordinary operations would have been of little moment, would often have been disastrous in these; but by his foresight and devotion to the interests of his comrades in the Brigade, such delays were entirely lacking. To his unselfish and loyal work over a long and exacting period, not only the success of the operations, but the lives and early recovery to health of many officers and men of the Brigade, are very largely due.

Recommended By

Brigadier O.C.Wingate, D.S.O.,
Commander, 77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.

Honour or Reward

M.B.E (Military Division)

Signed By

O.C.Wingate Brig.
Comdr. 77 Ind.Inf.Bde.

(London Gazette 16.12.1943)