THE VICTORIA CROSS.
AWARDED TO BRAVE INDIAN
LONDON, May 14
1 Lance Naik Lala of 41st DogTas (Indian Army) has been awarded the Victoria Cross; Pie dragged a wounded British officer of another reg-iment into a temporary
shelter of his own construction where he had previously bandaged four wounded men. He then heard calls of the adjutant of his own regiment who was lying severely wounded within a hundred yards of the enemy and though it seemed certain death to venture out Lala insisted on making the attempt. He went out and offered to crawl back "with the adjutant on his back. This was not permitted, so he stripped off his clothing to keep the adjutant warmer and with him remained until dark when he returned to shelter. He carried the first officer to the main trenches and returned with a stretcher on his back and carried in the adjutant. The War Office describes his bravery as a significant example of courage and devotion..
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THE VICTORIA CROSS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3546, 16 May 1916