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Private M. Shangev M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


3 W.A. Bde.


3 Indian


7 Nigeria Regiment

Date of

2nd May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Private Mailafia SHANGEV

Action for which recommended -

This African Soldier showed great courage and dash during mopping up operations on 17th April 1944. Disdaining to fire his rifle from close range he literally leaped from bush to bush bayoneting the enemy wherever he found them. Since this date, though on one occasion stunned by any enemy grenade bursting by his head, he has done consistently good work and is invariably cheerful and stout hearted.

Recommended By

Major C.C.A. Carfrae
O.C. 29 Column

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd 3 Ind Div

W.J.Slim Lieut-Gen
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army

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

(London Gazette 27 July 1944)