[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
Operations in Burma, February - May, 1943
On 6th March, 1943, at NANKAN Railway Station, with the assistance of one man only, destroyed a sixty-foot span girder bridge while a sharp engagement between our own troops and the enemy was in progress a few hundred yards away. The whole of the time while he was thus engaged, he and his companion were in constant danger from the bullets flying around them; but he finished the work without interruption and proceeded further along the line to expend the remainder of his explosives. This he did, cutting the track in numerous places before reporting back to the Column.
Throughout the rest of the campaign he continued to do good work. During the march back to India he fell seriously ill, and collapsed several times but with great and exemplary fortitude he persevered and eventually reached safety with his arms and equipment complete.
Major J.M.Calvert, D.S.O. R.E.
77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.
Honour or Reward
Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77th Ind. Inf. Bde.
(London Gazette 16.12.1943)