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VC1278    Netrabahadur Thapa

Name   Netrabahadur Thapa    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1278   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Indian Army, 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles


Now   5th Gorkha Rifles Frontier Force   Indian Army

Rank VC Won    Acting Subadar

Rank End Of Career   Acting Subadar

Place Of Birth   Rahu Village, Lamjung, Nepal

Place Of Death   On a small hill post near Bishenpur, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Location Unknown, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone         Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    12 October 1944

VC Presented   23 January 1945, Viceroy Lord Wavell, Peshawar, India


P  Named on Rangoon Memorial (face 63), 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

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

P  Victoria Cross Roll of Honour, Union Jack Club, Waterloo, Southwark, London

By The Way…

5th Royal Gurkha Rifles was one of the 6 Gurkha Regiments that joined the new Indian Army on Independence

VC Held By




VC 1277 VC 1279
VC 1277
VC 1279

BORN    8 January 1916

DIED  26 June 1944   AGE    28

VC Won   25-26 June 1944   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Bishenpur, India

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War