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Lieutenant J.G. Lockett M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards




The Seaforth Highlanders

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieutenant Jeffrey Gordon Lockett

Action for which recommended -


This officer commanded a Squad of No. 3 Column throughout the operations. His report on the work of his squad is an appendix to the official report of the operations. Of all the Commando Squads in the Brigade, Lt. Lockett's achieved the greatest results. this was largely due to the the personal courage and initiative of Lt. Lockett and his men who were inspired by his example.

When making the main attack on the railway in the NANKAN area, Lt. Lockett carried out his work of demolition of four important bridges and the destruction of the line itself in 75 places, coolly and calmly in spite of the fact that a battle was taking place in his immediate neighbourhood. Throughout subsequent engagements Lt. Lockett commanded his Commando squad with skill and courage giving a personal example of unselfishness and quick and intelligent obedience to the orders of his commander.

Recommended By

Brigadier O.C. Wingate, DSO
Commander 77th Indian Infantry Brigade Group

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

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

General Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief India

(London Gazette 05.08.1943)