Military Medal (GV1) for Burma, West Yorks Regt. for gallant conduct in leading his Bren Gun group, and on occasion platoon, in repeated attacks on Japanese positions between March - May 1945

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Medal Description

M.M., (GV1), 1939/45 Star,  Africa Star,  clasp, 1st Army, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal.

L/Sgt. J. Wilson, W. Yorks. R.

M.M. L.G. 17/1/1946

Recommendation states

‘For gallantry and good leadership during operations in Burma March - May 1945. Cpl. Wilson has shown himself a gallant and determined leader during the past two months.

On 22 Mar. Cpl. Wilson’s company was engaged in an operation to extricate two vehicles and some wounded men. Cpl. Wilson led his bren gun group forward and engaged an enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance. Two of the gunners were killed and third wounded. He himself then took over the bren gun and covered the party which was rescuing the vehicles and wounded. Finally he carried back his own wounded man and all his arms and ammunition.

On 10 May 1945 the attack on Nyaungkashe, Cpl. Wilson found himself commanding his platoon, as a result of casualties. Although pinned down by heavy enemy fire he controlled his platoon coolly and returned the fire with effect until a flank attack by another company drove the enemy from their position.’

Minor neat official correction to rank

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