[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
Operations in Burma, February - May, 1943
On 12th March, 1943, at the crossing of the River Irrawaddy, the enemy opened fire with mortars and caused considerable confusion among the mules. On his own initiative and regardless of danger, he collected some twenty-five mules with their valuable loads and brought them out of the danger to the river crossing area. On all occasions Private GUEST showed the best qualities of the British soldier; he took on every type of task willingly and with resource; he was always cheerful and energetic under difficult and trying conditions; and in two separate engagements he took a prominent part, using a Thompson sub-machine gun with good effect.
Major J.M.Calvert, R.E.
77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.
Honour or Reward
Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77th Ind. Inf. Bde.
(London Gazette 16.12.1943)