WW2 'Burma Operations' Distinguished Conduct Medal Group of Five - A. Sjt. J. O'Neill, Seaforth Highlanders
- Product Code: MM-4655
- Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
- Era: WW2 Availability: Out of Stock
A second world war 'Burma Operations' DCM group awarded to 2824426 Acting Sergeant James O'Neill, Seaforth Highlanders.
George VI Distinguished Conduct Medal named to 2824426 A. Sjt. J. O'Neill. Seaforth.
1939-45 Star unnamed as issued
Burma Star unnamed as issued
WW2 Defence Medal unnamed as issued
War Medal 1939-45 unnamed as issued
The DCM has some minor edge bruising but generally the medals are in good condition. Please see photos.
D.C.M.: London Gazette - 30th September 1943
The original recommendation states:
'When in command of two sections that suddenly encountered a company of Japs at Nampamaung (S.F. 2628) on 20 April 1943, he coolly and skilfully conducted the withdrawal of the two sections, covering their movement with fire and delaying, and inflicting casualties on the Japs.
One of his sections was thus enabled to withdraw southwards along the Chindwin and cross intact at Nanthanyit (S.F. 2321), but he and the other section had to swim the Chindwin - 600 yards wide - at Taungbola (S.F. 2525) under fire. Despite covering fire from the other section and from a patrol on the west bank, three were killed whilst swimming, one drowned and one missing. At least 20 Japs were killed in the engagement.
His placing of his other section in a position whence it could withdraw intact, whilst himself remining at the point of danger to cover its withdrawal, are in the best traditions of leadership.'
The following extracts are from the book “1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, India and Burma 1941 - 1944”. A copy of the book comes with the group.
We take great pride in our stock and will always strive to bring you genuine items. All our items are carefully checked to make sure they are authentic original pieces.
Having worked in the field for many years we appreciate that there can occasionally be differences of opinion. This is why we have a no quibble returns policy on ALL items. If you want to return any purchase, for whatever reason, we will issue a full refund including your postage costs.
We accept payment by:
Credit and debit cards
Cash (any currency)
U.K. postal orders
Exchange of goods
Our standard shipping costs apply on almost all of our items. The prices are as follows:
UK Standard Delivery - £3.45
UK Special Delivery - £7.95
Europe Priority Airmail - £9.95
Rest of World Priority Airmail - £11.45
Some large/heavy items may incur extra shipping costs. This will be clearly marked in the description and all prices will be shown before any payment is taken.
For more information on payment and shipping please click here