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Subadar La Bang La M.C.

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Military Cross - Chindits Awards



3rd Indian


The Burma Rifles attached DAHFORCE

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.

(Signed) Denis C. Herring. Lieut-Colonel.
Commanding DAHFORCE
14 July 1944

Recommended By

Lt.Col. D.C. Herring

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 04.01.1945)