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VC1233    Lalbahadur Thapa

Name   Lalbahadur Thapa   No.      

VC Issue No.   1233   Awards   VC   OBI

Regiment   Indian Army, 1st Battalion, 2nd Gurkha Rifles


Now   Royal Gurkha Rifles

Rank VC Won    Subadar

Rank End Of Career   Subadar-Major

Place Of Birth   Somsa Village, Thum Thant Hup, Baghlung, Parbat District, Nepal

Place Of Death   Gurkha Depot, Paklihawa, Nepal

Buried/Location Ashes   Paklihawa Camp Cemetery, outside north perimeter fence on a patch of waste ground, Nepal


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    15 June 1943

VC Presented   26 September 1943, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


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

By The Way…

VC Held By

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



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BORN    February 1906

DIED   20 October 1968   AGE    62

VC Won   5-6 April 1943   AGE   37

Place VC Won   Rass-es-Zouai, Tunisia

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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