- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur 126. Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- December 14th, 1941
Awarded for the leadership of his Division during the seizure and expansion of a bridgehead over the Volkhov river at Kusino. Here, despite the difficult terrain and bad weather, Laux and his Division were able to secure the necessary jump-off point for the later successful attack on Tikhvin by the XXXIX. Armee-Korps.