SRU Colgan, Patrick

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Colgan
  • FORENAME
Patrick
  • UNIT
S.R.U.
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
541279
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Burma 1945
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Air Force
 
Citation
Military Medal : Prior to the establishment of a bridgehead on the bank of the Irrawaddy River at Myittha, Sergeant Colgan made several reconnaissances in full view of the enemy and 'obtained valuable information. He materially assisted the actual establishment of the bridgehead by cutting barbed wire, under (heavy (enemy fire, thus enabling assault craft to beach. When urgent medical supplies were needed Sergeant Colgan swam the river for them. He also assisted in ferrying wounded to safety. Sergeant Colgan's display of courage and effort was inspiring and contributed to the success of the action.
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