[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
This Officer on the night of 7/8th April 1944 was carrying out a reconnaisance with a one section party. They were attacked in an open piece of country and for nearly two hours held off a very much superior force enabling the remainder of the column to get into a position from which they were able to beat off the subsequent heavier attacks. At the conclusion of this action, he withdrew the section without loss.
Later during the same night, he took out a patrol whose action eventually caused the enemy to withdraw from a feature which was overlooking part of the area held by the column.
This Officer's conduct under fire and complete disregard for his own personal safety, has been an example to all ranks.
(Signed) J.Masters, Major,
12 May 1944
Major K.M. Dibben
O.C. 30 Column
Honour or Reward
W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army
G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group
(London Gazette 31 August 1944)