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Sergeant R.C. Newton M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


16 Inf. Bde.


Special Force


45 Reconnaissance Regiment
Royal Armoured Corps

Date of

28 May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Sergeant Reginald Charles Newton

Action for which recommended -

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. . . . . . . 44, Sjt. Newton was Troop Sergeant during the attack by his Column. On gaining its position his Troop was subjected to violent . . . . . . attack by the enemy during which his Troop Leader was killed and his Troop suffered heavy casualties. Sjt. Newton immediately took over command, rallied his men and by his example and complete disregard for his own personal safety repeatedly drove off the enemy. He was himself wounded in the shoulder but refused to leave his Troop or have his wound dressed until the action was over. Sergeant Newton displayed outstanding gallantry throughout the action.

(Signed) C.R. Cumberlege Lieut. Col.,
Commanding 45th Reconnaissance Regiment, R.A.C. 28 May 1944

(Signed) B.E. Fergusson Brigadier 1 June 44

Recommended By

Lt-Col C.R.T. Cumberlege
O.C. 45 Recce (R.A.C.)

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)