Citation for DCM
NX67447 - PURDON, Arthur Henry Mason, WO1 - BHQ, RSM

The citation reads:

"During AIF operations in MALAYA, the 2/30 Bn AIF was attacked on 16 Jan 42 in the area of GEMAS by an overwhelming enemy force in a number of positions. In these withdrawal operations, WO PURDON RQMS 2/30 Bn was the last person to leave the battlefield. He remained behind to ensure the evacuation of wounded. He showed exceptional gallantry by repeatedly assisting wounded personnel while subject to heavy small arms and mortar fire from enemy in close contact at short range.

WO PURDON consistently distinguished himself by his courage in taking ration parties forward daily despite severe bombing and shelling and he always succeeded in getting through to the most forward troops.

At all times during the whole of the operations in which his unit participated WO PURDON showed exceptional courage and devotion to duty under heavy enemy fire."
Keywords: NX67447Citation

Citation for DCM

NX67447 - PURDON, Arthur Henry Mason, WO1 - BHQ, RSM

The citation reads:

"During AIF operations in MALAYA, the 2/30 Bn AIF was attacked on 16 Jan 42 in the area of GEMAS by an overwhelming enemy force in a number of positions. In these withdrawal operations, WO PURDON RQMS 2/30 Bn was the last person to leave the battlefield. He remained behind to ensure the evacuation of wounded. He showed exceptional gallantry by repeatedly assisting wounded personnel while subject to heavy small arms and mortar fire from enemy in close contact at short range.

WO PURDON consistently distinguished himself by his courage in taking ration parties forward daily despite severe bombing and shelling and he always succeeded in getting through to the most forward troops.

At all times during the whole of the operations in which his unit participated WO PURDON showed exceptional courage and devotion to duty under heavy enemy fire."

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