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A Second War ‘Burma Operations’ 1944 M.M. group of four awarded to Lance-Naik Tayar Din, 14th Punjab Regiment, for single-handedly holding the enemy at bay after the entire occupants of a pill box had been killed or wounded

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A Second War ‘Burma Operations’ 1944 M.M. group of four awarded to Lance-Naik Tayar Din, 14th Punjab Regiment, for single-handedly holding the enemy at bay after the entire occupants of a pill box had been killed or wounded

Military Medal, G.VI.R. (13477 L/Nk. Tayar Din. 14 Punjab R.) officially engraved naming; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, 

M.M. London Gazette 22 June 1944.

The original recommendation states: ‘On the night of 8-9 February 1944, Lance-Naik Tayar Din was on duty with one other I.O.R. in a subsidiary trench covering a Light Machine Gun in a pill box. The enemy attacked, then charged and rushed the pill box, killing or wounding all occupants including the I.O.R. with Tayar Din.

Lance-Naik Tayar Din himself killed two Japs, who had entered the pill box and imperturbably carried on firing from his trench holding the remainder of the enemy at bay. This action allowed the pill box to be cleared of dead and remanned with another gun. Lance-Naik Tayar Din showed great devotion to duty and courage of no mean order, being the sole survivor of the post, and continuing to hold the attacking enemy at bay till relief arrived, when he was able to point out a party of six enemy advancing to attack the post again. This pill box was the key to the position and beat off all subsequent attacks during the night. Lance-Naik Tayar Din’s courageous action was therefore instrumental in the whole position being held successfully.’

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