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Lance-Naik Milbahadur Thapa IDSM

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Indian Distinguished Service Medal - Chindits Awards


77 Ind Inf Bde


4th Corps


3/2nd Gurkha Rifles

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

L/Naik Milbahadur Thapa

Action for which recommended -

Operations in Burma. February - May 1943

At NANKAN on 6th March, L/Nk. MILBAHADUR THAPA was a Section Commander in charge of a section which ambushed two enemy lorries full of troops and under the orders of the Subadar held off the enemy counter attack for 2 hours until relieved. L/Nk. MILBAHADUR THAPA dispersed his section very well and personally saw that every man was in a good position to repulse the attack. Throughout other engagements he continued to lead his section very well.

Recommended By

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

Honour or Reward

Indian Distinguished Service Medal

Signed By

O.C.Wingate Brig.
Comdr. 77 Ind. Inf. Bde.

H.B.D.Willcox, Lt.Gen.
G.O.C-in-C. C. Command

A.P.Wavell Field-Marshall
Late Commander-in-Chief in India

(London Gazette 19 October 1944)