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Subadar La Bang La M.C.

Transcript of Military Cross Citation



3rd Indian


The Burma Rifles  attached Dah Force

Date of

14th July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Subadar La Bang La

Action for which recommended :-

Subadar LA BANG LA took part in the Burma Campaigns of 1941/42 and 1943.

On approximately May 2nd Sub LA BANG LA was ordered to take a section of 15 freshly recruited levies to set up an ambush of the BHAMO-MYITKYINA road and to remain there until a suitable target appeared. He held his position for 36 hours allowing several small parties of enemy to pass unmolested. Finally on the evening of approximately May 4th a strong party of marching enemy accompanied by two slow-moving lorries entered his ambush position. Subadar LA BANG LA gave the order to open fire. As a result of this ambush between 50 and 60 enemy were killed and many more injured. The two lorries were destroyed.  The G.C.O. withdrew his section when the enemy counter-attacked.

Throughout the operations in the Kachin Hills his conduct was exemplary and he showed great aptitude for leadership.

Recommended by

Lt.Col. D.C. Herring
Comd. Dah Force

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. 3 Ind. Div.

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group 

(London Gazette 02.01.1945)