Operations in Burma - March - April, 1943.
On 13th March,
1943, on the IRRAWADDY River, the enemy attacked the column with
fire at the moment when the animals were in the process of being
moved into a safe hiding place. The machine-guns had been sited the
previous evening and were doing good work, but their position was
exposed and the crew of one was killed. With complete disregard of
danger and under heavy fire, Havildar DHURBU SINGH THAPA, carried
the gun to a new site, obtained a fresh crew and rapidly brought it
once more into action with good effect. His conduct on this occasion
was typical of the initiative and coolness which he invariably
displayed when in action. After the Column dispersed, he brought in
a party of man with valuable information.