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Halvildar Shib Jang Gurung M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


111 Inf. Bde.


3 Ind


3/4 Gurkha Rifles

Date of

9 June 44

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Halvildar Shib Jang Gurung

Action for which recommended -

On 6th May 1944, at MAWKU Pass, Havildar SHIB JANG GURUNG while in command of a section fighting patrol advanced against 40 of the enemy, occupying MAWKU village. He, with his section, obtained complete surprise, and approached to within 50 yards of the enemy position, where he personally killed or wounded 7 of the enemy. He successfully withdrew his section, under heavy mortar, and machine gun fire, thereby setting a fine example of courage and initiative to his platoon.

Recommended By

Capt F.T. Baines
R.A. Comd Def Platoon

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

J. Masters Lt Col.
A/Comd 111 Bde

(London Gazette 4 January 1945)