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Lance-Corporal D. McLellan M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


14 Inf


3 Ind


2nd Bn. The Black Watch (R.H.R.)

Date of

22 Aug 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lance-Corporal David McLELLAN

Action for which recommended -

L/C McLellan was a member of a two section patrol which, on 10 Jun 1944 was ordered to carry out an offensive patrol in the valley East of the KYSANLAI PASS. After a brisk engagement with a superior force of enemy, in which the patrol leader was wounded and other casualties caused in our own small force, L/C McLellan with one other man was set the task of arranging the evac of 3 of our casualties, of these, one was blinded and another helpless from a severe leg wound.

With complete disregard for his own safety, L/C McLellan got a LMG into action against the enemy follow up and himself carried and dragged the wounded to a temporary place of safety.

L/C McLellan kept this up for a period of 5 hours in difficult and water-logged country until further assistance was forthcoming and his 3 casualties were carried behind our own lines. L/C McLellan's great courage and determination was a source of inspiration to all ranks, and his action without doubt saved 3 men from falling into enemy hands.

Recommended By

Lt-Colonel G.G. Green
Cmdg. 2nd Bn The Black Watch (R.H.R.)

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

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

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)