Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Temp. Major Frank Blaker – 9 July 1944

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One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient:  T/Major Frank Blaker

Unit: Attached, 3/9th Gurkha Rifles

Date: 9 July 1944

Engagement: Taungni, Burma

Citation: The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: Captain (temporary Major) Frank Gerald Blaker, M.C. (193864), The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (attached 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army).

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. John Duncan Grant – 6 July 1904

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Victoria Cross

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient:  Lt. John Duncan Grant

Unit: 8th Gurkha Rifles

Date: 6 July 1904

Engagement: British Expedition to Tibet 1903-4

Citation:  The KING has been graciously pleased to signify His intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross upon the undermentioned Officer, whose claims have been submitted for His Majesty’s approval, for his conspicuous bravery in Thibet, as stated against his name:— Lieutenant John Duncan Grant, 8th Gurkha Rifles. Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Naik Agansing Rai – 26 June 1944

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Recipient: Naik Agansing Rai

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles

Date: 26 June 1944

Engagement: Bishenpur, India.

Citation: The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: No. 63219 Rifleman (acting Naik) Agansing Rai, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force), Indian Army. Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Subadar Netrabahadur Thapa – 25 June 1944

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One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient:  Acting Subadar Netrabahadur Thapa

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles

Date: 25 June 1944

Engagement: Bishenpur, Burma

Citation:  The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: Jemadar (acting Subadar) Netrabahadur Thapa (28467 IO), 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force), Indian Army. Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Tul Bahadur Pun – 23 June 1944

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One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient: Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles

Date: 23 June 1944

Engagement: Pin Hmi Road Bridge, Burma.

Citation: The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the VICTORIA CROSS to:- No. 10119 Rifleman Tulbahadur [sic] Pun, 6th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army. Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Michael Allmand – 23 June 1944

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One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient: Lt. Michael Allmand

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles (Attd.)

Date: 23 June 1944

Engagement: Pin Hmi Road Bridge, Burma.

Citation: “The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the VICTORIA CROSS to:—Lieutenant (acting Captain) Michael Allmand (E.C.8188), Indian Armoured Corps (attd. 6th Gurkha Rifles) (London, N.W .5.). Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Ganju Lama – 2 June 1944

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Recipient:  Rifleman Ganju Lama

Unit: 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles

Date: 2 June 1944

Engagement: Ningthoukhong, India

Citation:  The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: No. 78763 Rifleman Ganju Lama, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army.  Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Havildar Gaje Ghale – 24 May 1943

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Recipient:  Havildar Gaje Ghale

Unit: 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles

Date: 24 May 1943

Engagement: Chin Hills, Burma

Citation:  No. 6816 Haviidar Gaje Ghale, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force), Indian Army. Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Lachhiman Gurung – 12 May 1945

 

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Victoria Cross

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Recipient: Rifleman Lachhiman Gurung

Unit: 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army

Date: 12th May 1945

Engagement: Taungdaw, Burma

Citation: The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: No. 87726 Rifleman LACHHIMAN GURUNG, 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army.  Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Capt. William Walker – 22 April 1903

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One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient: Capt. William George Walker

Unit: 4th Prince of Wales’ Own (then, Prince Consort’s Own) Gurkha Rifles, British Indian Army

Date: 22 April 1903

Engagement: Daratoleh, British Somaliland, Third Somaliland Expedition, Anglo-Somali War.

Citation:

From Brigadier-General W. H. Manning, Commanding Somaliland Field Force,
to the Secretary of State for War. Bohotle, SIB, 28th June, 1903.

I have the honour to enclose a despatch from Major J. E. Gough, commanding the flying column of the Berbera-Bohotle force, forwarded to me through Lieutenant-Colonel J. E. Swann, commanding the Berbera-Bohotle line of communication. Continue reading

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