[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
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.
(Signed) Denis C. Herring. Lieut-Colonel.
14 July 1944
Lt.Col. D.C. Herring
Honour or Reward
W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd. 3 Ind.Div.
G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group
(London Gazette 04.01.1945)