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Captain MICHAEL ALLMAND

Service Number: EC/8188
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Indian Armoured Corps

Date of Death

Died 24 June 1944

Age 20 years old

Buried or commemorated at

TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY

13. A. 4.

Myanmar

  • Secondary Unit, Regiment attd. 3rd Bn. 6th Gurkha Rifles
  • Country of Service Indian
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Arthur John and Marguerite Marie Allmand, of Golders Green, London.
  • Personal Inscription REQUIESCAT IN PACE
  • Additional Citation note

    The following details are given in the London Gazette of October 26th, 1944:-The 6th Gurkha Rifles in Burma were ordered on 11 June, 1944, to attack Pin Hmi road Bridge. The approach to the bridge was held by the Japanese, who were delaying the advance by the most desperate resistance. Captain Allmand's platoon was leading the attack but suffered severe casualties and was forced to seek cover. Captain Allmand, however, charged on by himself, hurling grenades into the enemy gun positions and killing three Japanese with his kukri. Inspired by this action the surviving men of his platoon captured their objective. Two days later, personally killing a number of enemy machine gunners, he successfully led his men and captured another objective. On June 23rd, in the final attack on the railway bridge at Mogaung, despite trench-feet, Captain Allmand moved forward alone and charged a machine-gun nest single handed. He was mortally wounded and died shortly afterwards. The superb gallantry, outstanding leadership and protracted heroism of this very brave officer were a wonderful example to the whole battalion and in the highest traditions of his regiment

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