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Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V1.
Bandsman R.E. Taylor. Arg. & Suth. Highrs.
1939-45 and Pacific Stars. Defence and War Medals.
A scarce “Immediate” award for deeds performed in Malaya in December 1941
The award was published in L/G of 23 Jan. 1942, and the citation for this very early S.W. Pacific theatre “Immediate” award was published in the Singapore based “Straits Times” on 31 Jan 1942. - “His great devotion to duty during bombing and machine-gun attacks was an example to all. At the height of activity he was exposed to great danger in carrying casualties to the ambulance”.
The above deeds were performed at Salak village, Perak River, Malaya on 23 Dec 1941, on which day 2/Argylls were bombed and machine-gunned by Japanese aircraft reported to be flying as low as 300 ft, as well as bombarded by Japanese artillery.
Recipient was captured with others of his regiment at the surrender of Singapore on 15 Feb 1942, and died as a P.O.W. on 15 Jan 1944 in Changi Jail, aged 42. He is attributed to have been a co-writer of the popular war song “Moon over Malaya” - a song whose title was used as the title of the book “Moon over Malaya - a tale of Argylls and Marines” (extracts from which are included with the lot) (EF) £5000
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