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Sergeant Christopher Charles Perkins M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


3rd West African


3rd Indian


Oxford. and Bucks. Light Infantry
attached 7 Bn The Nigeria Regiment

Date of

31 July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Sergeant Christopher Charles Perkins

Action for which recommended -

At NDAOGAHTAWNG on 6 July 1944 the officer commanding a two platoon dug in position within fifty yards of the enemy was shot by a sniper. He fell on the track just ahead of the foremost Section position. Sgt PERKINS, who was the Mortar Sgt. supporting the two platoons, without hesitation crawled forward at great personal risk, dragged the officer off the path and brought him in. It was considered an act of madness by others present at the time.

On the previous day this NCO, who had refused to be relieved after a long spell in the line because he said he knew the difficult country so well, crawled forward and pinpointed the enemy position in dense jungle, and got back and brought fire to bear so successfully that the enemy were driven out of their position after holding his Column attack up for several hours.

Recommended By

Brig. A.H. Gillmore

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. Special Force

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 02.01.1945)