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Ali, Abbas

Service number:
6935.IO
Nationality:
Indian (1858-1947, British Colony)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Subedar Major (Major)
Unit:
3/9th Jat Regiment, 5th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1945
Received in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.

LG 37184/3755.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Subedar Major (Major)
Unit:
3/9th Jat Regiment, 5th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1946
Received in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.

LG 37425/387.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Subedar Major (Major)
Unit:
3/9th Jat Regiment, 5th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1946
Received in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.

LG 37558/2221.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Subedar Major (Major)
Unit:
3/9th Jat Regiment, 5th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1946
Received in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.
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"This Officer's conduct during this period, 16 May to 15 August 1945 has been typical of the magnificent work he has done during his uninterrupted service with the Battalion in Active Operations in the ARAKAN, MANIPUR and BURMA campaigns.

His strict sense of justice and impartiality between the various castes has led to a feeling of harmony in the Battalion, overriding all personal or class prejudices.

His very excellent work has been, more than any other single factor, the cause of the Battalion's high fighting efficiency against the Japanese. In and out of action, his fierce determination and driving power have never flagged, and, in spite of receiving wounds sufficiently severe to warrant evacuation, he has always remained on duty."

Military Division.
LG 37595/2731.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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