[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
Operations in Burma. February - May 1943
On 13th March, 1943, on the IRRAWADDY River, the enemy attacked the column with fire at the moment when the animals were in the process of being moved into a safe hiding place. The machine-guns had been sited the previous evening and were doing good work, but their position was exposed and the crew of one was killed. With complete disregard of danger and under heavy fire, Havildar DHURBU SINGH THAPA, carried the gun to a new site, obtained a fresh crew and rapidly brought it once more into action with good effect. His conduct on this occasion was typical of the initiative and coolness which he invariably displayed when in action. After the Column dispersed, he brought in a party of man with valuable information.
Major J.M.Calvert, D.S.O., R.E.
77 Indian Infantry Brigade
Honour or Reward
Comdr. 77 Ind. Inf. Bde.
G.O.C-in-C. C. Command
Late Commander-in-Chief in India
(London Gazette 19 October 1944)