Russia – Soviet: A Leningrad Front Order of the Red Star awarded to Reserve Private Ainula Abdulovich Ilyazov, a Miner in the 67thIndependent Battalion, 23rdArmy, who supplied the units and removed the wounded troops to hospitals in the rear.
Order of the Red Star, type 2, without screw post plate and with semi-flared edges, numbered 1477640.
Condition: Good very fine
Ainula Abdulovich Ilyazov was born in the village of Ust-Uza, Shemysheika Raion, Penza Oblast during 1899. Having joined the Red Army on 24thJuly 1941 he served throughout the Great Patriotic War initially with the Western Front from July 1941 until 18thSeptember 1943, during which time he was wounded in February 1942. He was to later transfer to the Leningrad Front on 13thJanuary 1944, and it was whilst serving with that front as a Miner in the 67thIndependent Battalion, 23rdArmy, Leningrad Front by Order of the 23rdArmy:
‘Private Ilyazev has been serving at the front line in the Patriotic War since June 1941. He suffered one wound.
While serving in the 67thIndependent Mine Detection Battalion as a wagon driver during the Leningrad’s Front’s combat operations, he performed the crucial task of supplying the units.
With his two horses and his wagon Private Ilyazev was attached to a company responsible for demining towns and roads near the front line. He carried out the task of transporting wounded troops to a hospital in an exemplary manner. His pair of horses and his wagon, are always, at any time, ready to carry out an assignment.
He deserves to be awarded the Medal for Combat Merit.’
Signed by the Commander of the 67thIndependent Mine Detection Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Skorev.
After the war he was working as a Wagoner at the 1stHousing Department of the Dzerzhinsky Raion, city of Leningrad whilst living at 23 Saltykov-Shchedrin Street, Apartment 13, in the city of Leningrad