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Lance-Naik Tula Ram Gurung M.M.

Transcript of Military Medal Citation


77th Ind Inf


3rd Ind


3rd Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles
(Bde HQ DefCoy)

Date of

22nd May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

L/Nk Tula Ram Gurung

Action for which recommended :-

For personal courage in action. Whist leading his Section into action together with one British Officer (Lieut ROOKE) they charged the enemy. His Sten gun jammed and he killed one Japanese by throttling him with the useless gun. Later, Lieut ROOKE, having been wounded and rendered unconscious by an enemy grenade, L/Naik TULA RAM repelled an enemy counterattack and killed two more Japanese by battering them with his Sten, thereby in all probability saving the life of his officer. The enemy then fled and Lance Naik was then able to evacuate the wounded successfully.

Recommended By

Major A.S. Gurling
OC 77 Bde Defence Platoon

Brigadier J.M.Calvert DSO
Commander 77 Ind Inf Bde

Honour or Reward


(London Gazette 16 November 1944)