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The 35th Battalion

Captain G. D. Falloon, MC

Captain G. D. Falloon, MC.

254619, Reverend George David Falloon, CF (IV Class), attached to 35th Battalion, showed an outstanding devotion to duty during the Vella Lavella campaign and a complete disregard of his own safety in order to succour the sick, wounded and fighting soldier. In spite of the presence of the enemy, he carried heavy loads of comforts, unescorted, to the forward troops under the worst possible jungle conditions, and his part in holding the morale of the men cannot be assessed too highly. He personally assisted and supervised the bringing in of all killed in action, overcoming almost insurmountable difficulties. One example stands out of his work in this respect, and that was the recovery of the bodies of a group who had been killed in an evacuation. Regardless of the enemy he went out some 400 yards across the reef and brought in ail the bodies, a hazardous and strenuous task. His fearlessness and presence in the front line was an inspiration to all, and no man is held in higher regard for the part he played during the campaign.