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Major (temporary) D.S. McCutcheon MC

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


111 Ind Inf


3rd Indian


3/4 P.W.O. Gurkha Rifles

Date of

6th June 1944

Regtl. No.

980 I.A.

Rank and Name

T/Major Donald Sutherland McCutcheon

Action for which recommended -

For a display of self sacrifice while under enemy fire.

This British Officer when in action on 2 June 1944 at (..illegible..) near MYITKINA, without hesitation and regardless of his personal safety, went out into an open field under very heavy enemy fire to dress the wound of a senior Gurkha Officer. Having dressed the wound he personally, unaided, brought the Gurkha Officer back to safety.

His action, self-(..illegible..), was an inspiration to all.

(Signed) J.R. Morris, Brig.,r> Comd. 111 In Inf Bed. 6-6-44.

Recommended By

Comd. 3/4 PWO Gurkha Rifles

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

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

O.W.H. Leese Lt-Gen
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA

(London Gazette 13.9.45)