A North Africa, Far East, Mention in Dispatches Group of 4 attributed to 4451654 Sergeant J R Hayes of the Durham Light Infantry comprising 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, 1939-45 War Medal with MiD Emblem, unnamed as issued, in box of issue addressed to Mr. J. R. Hayes Colwell, Hexham, Northumberland
MiD London Gazette 4th of April 1941
The 1st Battalion DLI fought in North Africa in 1940-41, the likely place for the award of the Mention, the 2nd Battalion DLI were virtually wiped out at Dunkirk and were reinforced before moving to Burma in 1942. The 2nd Battalion fought in the Arakan, at Kohima and were part of the 14th Army’s advance to Mandalay.
Worthy of further research sold with copy London Gazette Entry.