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VC1319    Bhanbhagta Gurung

Name   Bhanbhagta Gurung    No.      

VC Issue No.   1319   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Indian Army, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Gurkha Rifles


Now   Royal Gurkha Rifles

Rank VC Won   Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Naik

Place Of Birth   Nepal

Place Of Death   Meiktila, Burma (now Myanmar)

Buried/Location Ashes    


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    5 June 1945

VC Presented   16 October 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


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

P  Named on Gurkha Statue, Princess Gardens, Aldershot, Hampshire

By The Way…

His name is shown in records as Bhanubakta Gurung, his preferred spelling

VC Held By

Gurkha Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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BORN    September 1921

DIED      AGE    

VC Won  5 March 1945  AGE   23

Place VC Won   Snowdon East, Tamandu, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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