[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
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.
Lt. Col. H.A. SKONE
O.C. 3/6 Gurkha Rifles
Honour or Reward
Brig. D.D.C. Tulloch
(London Gazette 31 August 1944)