An exceptional Second World War Italian Campaign Attack on Montcodruzzo 25th October 1944 single Military Medal awarded to Lance Naik Mohammed Amin, 4th Battalion, The Duke of Connaught’s Own 10th Baluch Regiment, who as a member of ‘B’ Company, was passing through some houses during the approach to the position and in command of the last section, was then ambushed and fired on by an enemy machine gun post which engaged his company from the rear, and without hesitation, he attacked the post, which was in a dug out, silenced the gun, killed six

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An exceptional Second World War Italian Campaign Attack on Montcodruzzo 25th October 1944 single Military Medal awarded to Lance Naik Mohammed Amin, 4th Battalion, The Duke of Connaught’s Own 10th Baluch Regiment, who as a member of ‘B’ Company, was passing through some houses during the approach to the position and in command of the last section, was then ambushed and fired on by an enemy machine gun post which engaged his company from the rear, and without hesitation, he attacked the post, which was in a dug out, silenced the gun, killed six of the enemy and captured four prisoners, and thereby saved the company from getting heavy casualties during the early stages of the attack.

Military Medal, GVI 1st type bust, impressed naming; (21897 L-NK MOHD AMIN. BALUCH R)

Condition: light contact wear, Good Very Fine.

Mohammed Amin saw service during the Second World War as a Lance Naik (No.21897) with the 4th Battalion, The Duke of Connaught’s Own 10th Baluch Regiment, and was then present during the Italian Campaign and it was in action during the attack on Montcodruzzo as part of ‘B’ Company when he won his ‘immediate’ Military Medal, the award being published in the London Gazette on 26th April 1945.

The original recommendation made on 25th October 1944, reads as follows: ‘On the 9th October during the attack on Montecodruzzo B Company passed through some houses. As the last section commanded by Lance Naik Mohammed Amin reached the houses they were fired on by an enemy machine gun post. This enemy post was also firing at the company from the rear. Without hesitation Lance Naik Mohammed Amin attacked the post, which was in a dug out, silenced the gun, killed six of the enemy and captured four prisoners. By his prompt action Lance Naik Amin saved the company from getting heavy casualties during the early stages of the attack and displayed leadership and devotion to duty of the highest order.’