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Subadar Agu Di MC

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Military Cross - Chindits Awards

Brigade

16 Infantry

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

2 Bn The Burma Rifles attached 51/69 Regt Royal Artillery

Date of Recommendation

25 Jun 44

Regtl. No.

50012

Rank and Name

Subedar Agu Di

Action for which recommended -

During operations in Burma between 11th February 1944 and 3rd May 1944 Subedar AGU DI was commanding the Kachin section of his column.

In this capacity he rendered most valuable service, notably on 13th March 1944, at Hwehka when he was instrumental in discovering armed Japanese agents in the village. Two of these were captured by the Column; two more had disappeared. Subedar AGU DI sought them out, captured and disarmed them.

Throughout the campaign he rendered invaluable service, entering villages and securing invaluable information about the presence and movements of enemy troops. He conducted skilled propaganda among the inhabitants, was instrumental by his handling of them in securing their utmost cooperation, without which the occupation of the important enemy held communications centre and dump area of LONKIN would have been more difficult.

The excellent results obtained by his men, for whose training he was directly responsible, are due to fine qualities and experience as a trainer and leader of troops. On all occasions he displayed the utmost coolness when in contact with the enemy, and the British personnel of his troop held him in the same admiration as the soldiers of his own race.

Recommended By

(Signed) R.C. Sutcliffe Lt.Colonel
Commanding 51/69 Regiment R.A.

(Signed) B.E.Fergusson
Brigadier


Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd. 3 Ind.Div.

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

(London Gazette 26.04.45)



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