6979998 John DORNIN, MiD, 1 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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    Sgt John Dornin
    1st Bn, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

    Mentioned in Despatches (Recommended for the Military Medal)

    At Donbaik Village, Mayu Peninsula, Burma on 18th Feb 43, Sgt Dornin was Pl Sgt of No. 10 Pl "B“ Coy 1 Innisks.

    In an attack 2 sections of the Pl reached their objective, a chaung mouth. The only other part of the Bn to reach the objective was 2 sections of another company, who were considerably to the left and cut off from No. 10 Pl.

    O.C. No. 10 Pl realizing his 2 sections were completely isolated asked for volunteers to take a message to Bn H.Q. with information of his whereabouts.

    Sgt Dornin volunteered to wade and swim back through the sea with message, a distance of about 600 yards.

    The beach and surf were covered by enemy M.G. fire at close range.

    Sgt Dornin succeeded in reaching Bn H.Q. with the message in an exhausted condition, having made the journey in daylight and under heavy fire.

    This N.C.O. showed extreme courage and determination in volunteering for and carrying out this hazardous task and his feat was an inspiration to all ranks.

    LG 22.4.1943

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