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Lieutenant (temporary Captain) N. Whitehead M.B.E

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

M.B.E. - Chindits Awards


2nd Bn The Burma Rifles

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieut. (T/Captain) Nigel WHITEHEAD

Action for which recommended -

During all the operations Feb.-April 1943, this officer performed admirably the duties of officer command-detachment Burma Rifles with No. 8 Column. He showed real energy and resource in all the activities in which he engaged, whether foraging or in the collection of intelligence, which was always of a high standard of accuracy. He also undertook many other duties within the column, and enjoyed the confidence of his Column Commander to a high degree. His courage under fire and his sterling commonsense at all times made him a most valuable officer.

Recommended By

Major W.P.Scott, King's Regt.
Column Commander, 77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Honour or Reward


Signed By

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

(London Gazette 16.12.1943)