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VC1279    Agansing Rai

Name   Agansing Rai    No.      

VC Issue No.   1279   Awards   VC   MM

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


Now   5th Gorkha Rifles Frontier Force   Indian Army

Rank VC Won    Naik

Rank End Of Career   Honorary Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Amsara Village, Chisankkhu, Okhaldhunga District, Nepal

Place Of Death   Kathmandu, Nepal

Buried/Location Ashes   Dharan, Nepal


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone         Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    5 October 1944

VC Presented   23 January 1945 by Viceroy, Field Marshal Lord Wavell at Peshawar, India


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

Agansing Rai wing in "VC Lines" Accommodation Block named in his honour at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, Surrey

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

By The Way…

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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VC 1278
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BORN    24 April 1920

DIED  27 May 2000   AGE    80

VC Won   26 June 1944   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Bishenpur, India

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War