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Rifleman Bahadur Thapa M.M.

Transcript of Military Medal Citation


77th Ind Inf


3rd Indian


3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

29th March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Rifleman Bahadur Thapa

Action for which recommended :-

On 27th March 1944 during an attack on a Japanese prepared position, the section to which Rifleman BAHADUR THAPA belonged was held up by intense grenade and L.M.G. fire. On seeing this Rifleman BAHADUR THAPA disregarding personal danger rushed forward firing his LMG from the hip, jumped into the enemy trench and killed four of the enemy in a L.M.G. post. By this prompt action action, he neutralised the enemy LMG and this enabled his section to continue the advance. Throughout the action he set an example of clear thinking and cool courage.

Recommended By

Rome Lt. Col.

J.M. Calvert Brigadier
Commander 77 Ind. Inf. Brigade

Honour or Reward

M. M.


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

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)