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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Capt. Richard Kirby Ridgeway – 22 November 1879

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. Richard Kirby Ridgeway Unit: 44th Gurkha Rifles (later 1/8th Gurkha … Continue reading

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

  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 Lachhiman Gurung Unit: 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army Date: 12th … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Karanbahadur Rana – 10 April 1918

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: No. 4146 Rfm. Karanbahadur Rana Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles Date: 10 April 1918 Engagement: El … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. Charles Grant – 9 April 1891

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the VictoriaCross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: Lt. Charles James William Grant, commanding a detachment of eighty Punjabi and Gurkha soldiers Unit: Madras … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa – 5 April 1943

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: Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa Unit:  2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Bhanbhagta Gurung – 5 March 1945

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha VCs, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: Rifleman Bhanbhagta Gurung Unit: 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) Date: … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Maj. George Campbell Wheeler – 23rd February 1917

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: Maj. George Campbell Wheeler Unit: 9th Gurkha Rifles Date: 23rd February 1917 Engagement: Shumran, … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. John Adam Tytler – 10 February 1858

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 Adam Tytler Unit: 66th Bengal (Ghoorkha) Native Infantry (Later … Continue reading

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