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Havildar Kulbahadur Gurung MM

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77 Ind Inf


3 Indian


3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

29th March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Havildar Kulbahadur Gurung

Action for which recommended -

On 17th March 1944 this NCO took part in two unsuccessful attacks on a hill and on both occasions remained behind and covered off his section when the Platoon had been ordered to withdraw,  killing two Japanese and wounding some others.

On 27th March 1944 in the attack on MAWLU, this NCO led his section through M.G. and grenade fire against a Japanese bunker and foxhole position. Having gained the objective this NCO organised his section under intense grenade and S.A. fire and personally shot two Japanese who had just wounded the Coy Commander.

Throughout both actions this NCO set a high standard of duty and leadership.

Recommended By

(Signed) Lt.Col.
29 Mar 44

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

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

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

G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 26.04.45)