From Pakokku to Kan, which was to be the base for the operations, was one hundred and sixty-five miles.
Gangaw is the chief village in the Yaw country, and is more than 100 miles from Pakokku.
It happened at the same time that part of the Pakokku district on the Lower Chindwin was very much disturbed.
He was to retain charge of the Pakokku district, and was not to go beyond its limits.
The Southern Column, 1,869 strong, was concentrated at Pakokku.
Orders were then given for a small column of military police and troops to march up at once from Pakokku.