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Rifleman Ramkrishna Limbu IDSM

Transcript of Indian Distinguished Service Medal Citation


77 Ind. Inf. Bde.


4th Corps


3rd Bn 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Rifleman Ramkrishna Limbu

Action for which recommended :-

Operations in Burma, March - April, 1943.

For gallantry and devotion to duty. This rifleman, who was a muleteer, throughout the campaign showed the greatest devotion to duty, and when under fire set an example to all muleteers by the coolness and calmness with which he remained by his mule and load. In crossing the River CHINDWIN, although a poor swimmer, he succeeded in bringing many mules across by hanging on to their manes, carrying on until he exhausted himself and had to be rescued from drowning at the last moment. At the end of the campaign he reached India still leading his mule with its valuable load, having brought it successfully through six hundred miles of enemy country, of which much of the going was the worst imaginable - an outstanding example to all muleteers.

Recommended By

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

Honour or Reward



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

(London Gazette 19 October 1944)