CaptainALLMAND, MICHAEL

Service Number EC/8188

Died 24/06/1944

Aged 20

Indian Armoured Corps

attd. 3rd Bn.
6th Gurkha Rifles

V C

Son of Arthur John and Marguerite Marie Allmand, of Golders Green, London.

Inscription

REQUIESCAT IN PACE

Citation

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

Buried at TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY

Location: Myanmar
Number of casualties: 5580

Cemetery/memorial reference: 13. A. 4.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.