G.VI.R. (7379566 Pte.William V.Burgan R.A.M.C.). With box of issue. Extremely fine. (1)
B.E.M. London Gazette 24.8.1944.
Highly meritorious service in the performance of his ordinary duties under specially trying conditions. This soldier, as one of a party of Hospital Cooks, has rendered continuous and outstanding service throughout the Sicilian and beginning of the Italian Campaigns in that most important part of hospital service, the feeding of the wounded and the sick. At any hour of the day or night he and his comrades would invariably have ample food and hot drinks prepared for incoming sick and wounded convoys, while the routine meals of the patients have been excellent, causing many to make the voluntary statement that it was the best food they had ever had in any hospital, civil or military. This service was throughout performed under the trying conditions of climate, time and the improvisation necessary under war condtions in advance situations.