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Captain O.P. Llewellyn M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


16th Infantry


3rd Indian


Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 2nd Leicesters

Date of

25 June 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Captain Oliver Parry LLEWELLYN

Action for which recommended -

On 25th March 1944 part of the column to which this officer belonged, when operating in enemy-occupied BURMA, encountered a strong force of the enemy near AUKTAW village. During the course of the action our troops suffered a certain number of casualties. Captain Llewellyn quickly established an aid post and for some hours moved about under effective fire from the enemy attending the wounded.

During the period 26-29 March 1944 when his column was in continual contact with the enemy about INWA, near Indaw, Captain Llewellyn again established his aid post early in the action and throughout it displayed great gallantry and skill in bringing in the wounded and attending to them. During these four days the enemy launched frequent counter-attacks and our positions were constantly under light automatic and mortar fire. Captain Llewellyn himself was suffering from a severe attack of fever. But he allowed nothing to interfere with his attention to the wounded.

During the whole of the approach march and the subsequent operations he was untiring in his work for the sick and wounded. His skill, devotion to duty and disregard of danger inspired the greatest confidence in all ranks.

(Signed) C.J. Wilkinson Lt.Col.,
Commanding 2nd Bn The Leicestershire Regiment
(Signed) B.E.Fergusson Brigadier

Recommended By

Lt-Colonel C.J. Wilkinson
Commanding 2nd Bn The Leicestershire Regiment

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

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

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

(London Gazette 26.04.1945)