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Subadar Kum Sing Gurung IDSM

Transcript of Indian Distinguished Service Medal Citation


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


4th Corps


2nd Gurkha Rifles

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Subadar Kum Sing Gurung

Action for which recommended :-

On 6th March 1943, at NANKAN Railway Station, Subadar KUM SING was detached with one section and an anti tank rifle to guard a track while demolitions were being carried out on the railway. Two lorry loads  of Japanese infantry arrived and drove straight into the ambush which he had laid. The majority were killed at the outset, but the remainder were reinforced. Subadar KUM SING continued to fight the enemy for two hours, gaining complete immunity from interruption for the parties engaged in demolishing the railway. He himself shot two of the enemy, on whom 15 casualties were inflicted without loss to our own troops.

During the whole of the campaign as Senior Gurkha Officer with his column he maintained the morale and discipline of his men under trying circumstances and upheld the finest tradition of the Gurkha Officer.

Recommended By

Major J.M.Calvert, R.E.
Column Commander
77th Indian Infantry Brigade Group

Honour or Reward


Signed By

Brigadier O.C. Wingate
Comdr. 77th Ind. Inf. Bde.

General Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief India

(London Gazette 05.08.1943)