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Jemadar Bhagtbir Gurung M.C.

Transcript of Military Cross Citation


77 Ind. Inf.


3 Indian


3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

29th March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Jemadar Bhagtbir Gurung

Action for which recommended :-

At HENU on 17th March 1944 this officer was ordered to capture PAGODA HILL with his platoon. During this flanking march to the Hill, a section of the enemy attacked his HQ with the bayonet. This attack was successfully beaten off, Jemadar BHAGTBIR GURUNG showing great courage and leadership in closing with the enemy and killing one with his sten gun. During this action he was wounded by a Jap bayonet but completely disregarded his injury. He then reorganised his Platoon and continued his advance on Pagoda Hill. Having arrived at the foot of this hill an enemy section opened fire on him from cover on the hill. Jemadar BHAGTBIR GURUNG personally led a grenade party which succeeded in dislodging and routing the enemy. Throughout this his first action Jemadar BHAGTBIR GURUNG showed great dash and determination to destroy his enemy. He was a very great inspiration to all ranks of the column and his disregard of his own safety was worthy of the highest praise.

Recommended By

J.M. Calvert, Brigadier
Commander 77 Ind. Inf. Brigrade

Honour or Reward

M.C. Immediate


W. Lentaigne, Major General,
Comd. 3 Ind. Div.

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)