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Rifleman Hpau Wai La B.G.M.


Transcript of Burma Gallantry Medal Citation

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Corps

4th Corps

Unit

2nd Bn. The Burma Rifles

Date of
Recommendation



Regtl. No.

8386

Rank and Name

Rifleman HPAU WAI LA

Action for which recommended :-

OPERATIONS IN BURMA - FEBURARY 1943

On 16th Feburary, 1943, near MAINGYAUNG - BURMA, this Rifleman was returning to a forward patrol which was ahead of No. 1 Column. While proceeding along a track he met a patrol of the enemy numbering about fifteen. He engaged the enemy alone killing three with his rifle. By this action he prevented No. 1 Column from being surprised by the enemy.
 

Recommended By

Captain G.P.Carne
2nd Burma Rifles

Honour or Reward

B.G.M. (Immediate)

Signed By

Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77th Ind. Inf. Bde.

General Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief India


(London Gazette 05.08.1943)

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