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Havildar Pahalsing Thapa M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry Brigade


3rd Indian


3rd Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles

Date of

14th June 1944

Regtl. No.


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 By

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

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)