Janson, John Oswald Stanley

Service number:
132863
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
16 June, 1940: 2nd Lieutenant (emergency commission)
? Lieutenant (war sub)
27 February, 1941: Lieutenant
2 November, 1946: Captain
27 February, 1951: Major

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
12 Indian Mountain Battery 24 Indian Mountain Regiment, Indian Army
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1945
Recommendation (drawn up) 12th May 1944):
"Ever since first going into action with his Battery in the Arakan in January 1944 Capt. Janson has been conspicuous for his aggressive determination to kill the enemy. This quality had full scope both in the box at Ngakyedauk in February and again in Kohima in April, on both occasions the garrisons were at the closest possible quarters with the enemy. Capt Janson quickly proved himself a master not only of the local defence but of local offence. His grenade throwing won him the admiration of the Infantry. His demeanour under heavy fire is extremely calm and purposeful. his courage is exemplary. His ability to organise and inspire his men in battle has cost the enemy dearly and helped to beat off many attacks."
WO 373/35/32

Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1942
Citation (general):
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma during the period December, 1941. to May, 1942."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1946
Citation (general):
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma."
Mentioned in Despatches

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