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Havildar Pahalsing Thapa M.M.


Transcript of Military Medal Citation

Brigade

77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Division

3rd Indian

Unit

3rd Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles

Date of
Recommendation


14th June 1944

Regtl. No.

507

Rank and Name

Havildar Pahalsing Thapa

Action for which recommended :-

On 11th June 1944, during the attack on PIN HMI bridge near MOGAUNG, this NCO was in the leading platoon of 'A' Company on the right of the road. Intensive enemy fire from a well concealed bunker pinned his Section to the ground. Havildar PAHALSING THAPA, taking grenades, a Sten gun and a pistol immediately started to crawl forward through marsh and thick jungle for fifteen yards, he reached the bunker. He killed the Japanese officer in charge of the bunker and the remaining enemy fled. It was in great part due to this NCO's courage that the Company attack, temporarily halted by this position, proceeded to the final capture of this vital objective

Dated 14 June 44 Field

Recommended By

Lieut Colonel N.F.B. Shaw
3rd Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles

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


Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed

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


(London Gazette 4 January 1945)

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