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Burma Gallantry Medal - Chindits Awards

Brigade

111

Division

3 Ind

Unit

2nd Bn The Burma Rifles

Date of Recommendation

8.8.44

Regtl. No.

3089 / New No 50055

Rank and Name

Naik Lazang Tu

Action for which recommended -

For conspicuous gallantry in face of the enemy.

On June 16th NAIK LAZANG TU was with a section of men under orders to shoot up all rafts carrying  Japanese down the IRRAWADDY  past the village of MAMAKMAN just to the north of MYITKYINA on the east bank of the river, when a raft appeared and the Japanese opened heavy fire on the section whereupon Nk LAZANG TU sprang from his trench with complete disregard for personal safety and rushed down to the foreshore under fire to fire his sten gun at point blank range into the Japanese three of whom were instantly killed. He then followed the raft by running along the bank, still under fire from the Japanese for a mile, firing as opportunity offered whereby two more Japanese were killed.

He was in this and other actions a continual source of inspiration to his men.

Recommended By

Major M.E.Busk
2 i/c 94 Col. 4/9th Gurkha Rifles


Honour or Reward

Burma Gallantry Medal

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 4.1.45)



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