A Collection of Awards for Burma Operations during the Second World War

Date of Auction: 27th September 2017

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,400

A Second War immediate ‘Battle of Imphal’ M.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant T. Hudson, West Yorkshire Regiment

Military Medal, G.VI.R. (4543888 Sjt. T. Hudson. W. York. R.) minor edge nicks ; 1939-45 Star ; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted for wear, generally very fine or better (5) £1000-1400


Provenance: A. Flatow Collection, Spink, November 1998.

M.M. London Gazette 22 June 1944:

‘On 29 March 44 in area Mile 101 Rd. Imphal - Tiddim after an enemy position had been taken by our troops the Japanese immediately counter-attacked and wounded a man in an O.P. about 50 yds outside the perimeter. This NCO with Lieut. Neville went out to bring the man in. Immediately this party with one other man came under fire and the man was wounded. Sgt. Hudson brought this man back. In attempts to reach the wounded man Sgt. Hudson went out four times under enemy fire guiding new rescue parties and directing their fire each time. The action lasted for two hours. During these two hours Sgt. Hudson was an example of both coolness and bravery allowing no thought for himself to deter him from his attempts to bring the wounded within the perimeter. He played a prominent part in the final successful rescue and it was largely due to his tenacity of purpose under fire that the wounded were finally brought in. This NCO’s conduct throughout was of the highest order.’