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VC1332    Lachhiman Gurung

Name   Lachhiman Gurung    No.      

VC Issue No.   1332   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Indian Army, 8th Gurkha Rifles


Now   8 Gorkha Rifles   Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Honorary Havildar

Place Of Birth   11 Cowen Terrace, Rowlands Gill, near Gateshead, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes    West London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    27 July 1945

VC Presented   19 December 1945, Viceroy Lord Wavell, Red Fort, New Delhi, India


P  Headstone, New Chiswick Cemetery, Staveley Road, Chiswick, West London

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

Lachhiman VC House, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, North West India

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

By The Way…

VC Held By

8th Gurkha Rifles, Shillong, Meghalaya



VC 1331 VC 1333
VC 1331
VC 1333

BORN    30 December 1916

DIED      AGE    

VC Won  12-13 May 1945  AGE   28

Place VC Won   Taungdaw, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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