Citation for Military
awarded to 246 Lance-Corporal Zau Lai
3rd battalion Burma Frontier Force
attached to the Kachin Rangers
Statement of Zau Lai
No. 246 Corporal Zau
Lai inlist Burma Frontier Force 3rd Bn on 30 November 1939.
1942 March joined to
Wingate troop of Chin, while column campaign on attack Japanes.
Burma columns close
up to India defence and then Zau Lai was attached to American 101
Kachin Rangers, 1944 to 1945 on 30 June.
1946 in September
British Government recalled inquiring military servents of before 2nd
World War in military of British Government.
Zau Lai got
honourable 1939 to 1945 Star and Citation for Military Assistance.
Photograph of Zau Lai
wearing his C.M.A. and 1939-45 Star
The C.M.A. has been hung from a 1939-45 Star ribbon
but originally had a distinctive neck ribbon (see photo below)
Zau Lai's Certificate of Service with Detachment 101
(click image for enlargement)
Official Citation for his C.M.A.
Awarded to Lance-Corporal Zau Lai
Citation from 1st
Battalion Headquarters, Detachment 101: June 26, 1945
1. The Citation for
Military Assistance award is hereby bestowed upon L/Corp. Zaulai in
recognition of his outstanding services to American troops in Burma.
2. For oustanding
service on Jan. 12, 1945, in the patrol clash at Yethin, L/Corp.
Zaulai, Section leader of 1st Section, 1st Platoon. Upon contacting 30
Japs on the outskirts of Yethin, L/Corp. Zaulai's and L. Corp. Bang
Zing Gam's sections opened fire on them and continued skirmish until
they had expended all amo and were forced to withdraw. While
withdrawing, L. Corp. Bang Zing Gam was wounded in the left side of the
chest by a Nambu machine gun. L. Corp. Zaulai, with utter disregard for
his own life, crawled out under the machine gun and pulled him out to
3. In recognition of
his outstanding service, Detachment 101 wishes to show its gratitude by
awarding L/Corp. Zaulai the Citation for Military Assistance.
Major P.R. Maddox
C.O. 1st Bn.
The American Citation
for Military Assistance
Kachin Rangers being awarded the C.M.A. at Padang Manau, 1945
Apparently worn on a distinctive neck ribbon originally