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Lance-Naik Thamansing 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

16th July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Lance-Naik Thamansing Thapa

Action for which recommended -

On 23rd June 1944 this NCO was in the left hand leading Platoon of 'B' Company in the final successful assault on NATTIYGON and the railway bridge at MOGAUNG. His Platoon was pinned to the ground by heavy automatic fire coming from the RED HOUSE area and had been captured by the right hand Sections of his Platoon, this NCO, taking hand grenades with him, while still under heavy automatic fire, crawled out to the second dug-in position. He pressed on until he was close enough to lob grenades into it. However, the grenades dropped back from the position and L/Naik THAMANSING THAPA at once realised that the Bunker was surrounded by wire netting. Again he crawled back under heavy fire and gave this valuable information to his Platoon Commander, with the result that Flame Throwers were called for and quickly neutralised the position. Had it not been for his dauntless courage, the liquidating of this very strong position would have cost his Company very much more heavily in casualties.

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)