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Lance-Naik Lal Bahadur Gharti M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


111 Indian Infantry Brigrade


3rd Indian


3/9 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

24 July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

L/Nk. Lal Bahadur Gharti

Action for which recommended -

L/Nk. LAL BAHADUR GHARTI was 2 i/c of the leading section of the leading pl on the advance on point 2771 overlooking TAUNGNI, on July 9th 44. On first coming under fire he advanced up to the nearest enemy trench occupied it himself and hurled grenades at neighbouring enemy trenches, clearing them. Whilst there he was exposed to continuous (M.G.) fire and was painfully wounded in the shoulder. He remained at his post until certain that the rest of the section had consolidated around it, and had to be ordered back for medical attention.

I recommend him for the award of MM
A. Harper Lt.Col.
Commanding 93 Coln.

Recommended By

Lt.Col. A. Harper
Commanding 93 Coln.

J. Masters, Lt.Col.
A/Comd. 111 Ind Inf Bde.

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 4 January 1945)