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VC1291    Sherbahadur Thapa

Name   Sherbahadur Thapa    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1291   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, 1st Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles

Later    

Now   9 Gorkha Rifles   Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Rifleman

Place Of Birth   Ghalechhap Village, Jyamruk, No. 3 West, Nepal

Place Of Death   On a ridge above San Marino, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery, (Cimitero Di Guerra Di Rimmini (Gurkha)), 6 km west of Rimini, Italy

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 6, Row E, Grave 7

Gazetted    28 December 1944

VC Presented   3 March 1945, Viceroy Lord Wavell, Red Fort, New Delhi, India

Memorials

P  Headstone, Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery, (Cimitero Di Guerra Di Rimmini (Gurkha)), 6 km west of Rimini, Italy

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

By The Way…



VC Held By

9th Gurkha Rifles Regimental HQ, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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BORN    20 November 1921

DIED   19 September 1944   AGE    22

VC Won  18-19 September 1944  AGE   22

Place VC Won   San Marino, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War