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VC1273    Ganju Lama

Name   Ganju Lama    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1273   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment   Indian Army, 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles


Now   Royal Gurkha Rifles

Rank VC Won    Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Subadar

Place Of Birth   Sangmo, Busty, Sikkim, India

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   Ravangla, Sikkim, India

Cremated   Ravangla, Sikkim

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    7 September 1944

VC Presented   24 October 1944 by Viceroy Lord Wavell at the Red Fort, New Delhi, India


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

Display at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester, Hampshire

By The Way…

His real name was Gyantso Shangderpa, changed by a clerical error

VC Held By

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



VC 1272 VC 1274
VC 1272
VC 1274

BORN    22 July 1924

DIED  30 June 2000   AGE    75

VC Won   12 June 1944   AGE   19

Place VC Won   Ninthoukhong, India

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War