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Rifleman Bhairabahadur Thapa M.M.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards


77 Indian Infantry Brigade


3rd Indian


3 Bn 6th Gurka Rifles

Date of

22nd April 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Rifleman Bhairabahadur Thapa

Action for which recommended -

At KAYIN on 18th April 1944 Jemadar PURANBAHADUR GURUNG the Platoon Commander was wounded and had fallen with a grenade in his hand. The pin of the grenade had been extracted and the fuse was burning. On seeing this Naik Tikaram Thapa together with Rifleman Bhairabahadur Thapa rushed forward under M.G. and grenade fire and pulled the Jemadar under cover when the grenade exploded.

By this prompt action, these two men with complete disregard of personal safety saved the life of the Jemadar.

Recommended By

Lt. Col. H.A. SKONE
O.C. 3/6 Gurkha Rifles

Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

Brig. D.D.C. Tulloch

(London Gazette 31 August 1944)