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Jemadar Yembahadur Sahi M.C.

Transcript of Military Cross Citation


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


3 Indian


3/9 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

29th March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name


Action for which recommended :-

At BROADWAY on 29 Mar 44 JEMADAR YEMBAHADUR SAHI was in command of a fighting patrol which encountered heavy enemy automatic and grenade fire 100 yds south of the perimeter. The patrol was held up by the intensity of the fire and creeping forward Jemadar Yembahadur Sahi ordered his right hand section to carry out a flanking movement to the right. This they started to do but 3 men including the section commander and gun No. 1 became casualties. After another man attempting to reach the gun had been wounded, he himself went forward. In doing so he came under fire from 3 Japs advancing to his left. He and another man threw 4 grenades into them and certainly killed them. He then reached the gun and was again attacked by a further 5 Japs with an L.M.G. He returned the fire with his L.M.G. which jammed after a few rounds. He picked up the gun and spare parts case and rejoined his men firing a Tommy Gun with one hand from the hip as he went. Having handed over the gun he again went forward with 2 men and dispersed the 5 Japs with grenades and Tommy Gun fire accounting for 3 of them.

He performed the above under the most intense grenade and L.M.G. fire from trees and when eventually forced to retire by weight of numbers, brought back all his wounded and arms intact. Throughout the action Jemadar Yembahadar Sahi showed complete disregard for
personal safety and displayed leadership of the highest order.

Recommended By

Lt. Col. J.H.N. George
3/9 Gurkha Rifles

Honour or Reward


Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. 3 Ind. Div.

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group 

(London Gazette 27 July 1944)