PPA Caneri, Jean Max Charles (Jan)

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  • SURNAME
Caneri
  • FORENAME
Jean Max Charles (Jan)
  • UNIT
PPA HQ
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
191277​
  • AWARD
Military Cross
  • PLACE
Italy 1944/45
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit General List
born 27.7.1915 Egypt
resided Damascus,Syria
lawyer in civilian life
served early in war with French Army of the Levant (Sgt)
2 Lt General List 29.4.1941
2 Bn Libyan Arab Force
WS Lt 16.5.1942
joined PPA 23.11.1942 (Adjutant 1944 + 2IC & Intell.Officer 27.7.1944)
T/Captain 1.5.1943
WS Captain 10.3.1945
pythoned from PPA 4.5.1945
T/Major 26.9.1945
H/Major 25.8.1946
"A very good officer,held PPA together" (Ben Owen)
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Citation
Military Cross : On 24 Aug 44 near FICHILLE Italy, while in command of HQ Patrol P.P.A. reconnoitered an extensive area held by the enemy in the mountains.

He took his Jeeps across country over difficult mountainous going, and penetrated several miles within the enemy positions. In spite of heavy machine gun and mortar fire to which he was repeatedly subjected in the course of the day he successfully completed his reconnaissance with great daring determination and skill.

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