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Lieutenant D.L.G. Scholey M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


77 Ind Inf


3 Indian


1 South Staffs Regt.

Date of

17th April 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lieutenant David Leonard George SCHOLEY
(London Gazette name David George Lovel)

Action for which recommended -

This Officer held O.P. Hill at the HENU Block for six consecutive nights against repeated enemy attacks. In the fierce fighting of the night 16/17th April 1944 he moved from one section position to another encouraging his men and held on despite the fact that the enemy occupied some of his positions. His coolness, courage and determination has been a magnificent example to all ranks. His platoon has inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy.

Recommended By

Brigadier A.H. Gillmore

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 27 July 1944)