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28 Dec 1941

3 Jan 1942

  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Cummings led a counter attack against the Japanese at Kuantan, Pahang, Malaya, in which all of his men were killed or wounded, and he was bayoneted twice in the stomach. Rallying the remnants of his force under fire, he was wounded again, but succeeded in saving many lives. He was awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kuantan, Pahang | AC]
  • British Colonel Arthur Cummings, commanding officer of the Indian 12th Frontier Force Regiment, gallantly led a rearguard unit near Kuantan, Pahang, Malaya as the main body of his division retreated further south, suffering a bayonet wound in his stomach and a gunshot in the arm. He would survive the war and be awarded the Victoria Cross for this action. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kuantan, Pahang | CPC]
2 Feb 1942


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