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Captain (A/Lt.Col.) P.G.Cane M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


111 Ind Inf


3rd Indian


4/9 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

12 June 1944

Regtl. No.

I.A. 491

Rank and Name

A/Lt.Col. Peter Geoffrey CANE

Action for which recommended -

A/Lt. Col. CANE has shown outstanding leadership and outstanding courage during five attacks on strongly defended positions.

During these actions, he personally led a decisive bayonet assault thereby ensuring success. During the attack on WAINGMAW, having by his brilliant leadership captured his Column's objective, with his right flank exposed by the troops on his right being unable to secure their objective, this officer's great ability, determination and complete disregard of personal safety, resulted in the position being held in the face of successive enemy counter attacks and enemy penetration.

This recommendation is based on personal observation of this Officer's sterling qualities without which, success would not have been obtained.

(Signed) J.R.Morris, Brig.,
Comd. 111 Ind Inf Bde.
16-6-44. In the Field.

Recommended By

Brig. J.R. Morris
Comd. 111 Ind Inf Bde.

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd 3 Ind.Div.

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

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

(London Gazette 5 October 1944)