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Captain (temp. Major) J.C. White M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


16 Inf


3 Ind


54 Coln, 45 Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC

Date of

3rd April 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Captain T/Major James Carter WHITE

Action for which recommended -

On March 26, 54 Coln were attacking THETKEGYIN all day from the North. Major WHITE, commanding the Rifle Sqn, on two separate occasions led attacks right up to the enemy's foxhole positions under intense fire. His dash and leadership and complete disregard of danger caused these positions to be taken. Major WHITE had the use of only one arm, the other being broken and in plaster from a recent accident.

(Signed) RAG Varcoe
Comd 54 Column

Recommended By

Major R.A.G. Varcoe
Comd 54 Column

(Signed) B.E.Fergusson Brigadier

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

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

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)