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VC654   Kulbir Thapa

BORN   15 December 1889

DIED   3 October 1956   AGE   66

VC Won   25 September 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Pietre, Fauquissart, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Kulbir Thapa   No.   2129   

VC Issue No.   654   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, 2nd Battalion

Later   3rd Queen Alexandras Own Gurkha Rifles

Now   3rd Gorkha Rifles, Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Havildar (Sergeant)

Place Of Birth   Nigalpani, Palpa District, Nepal

Place Of Death   Nigalpani, Palpa District, Nepal

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Nigalpani, Nepal


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 November 1915

VC Presented   


P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

The Kulbir Thapa VC residetial home, Kaski, western Nepal

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

The residential home was built by the Gurkha welfare trust for elderly Gurkha veterans and their widows

VC Held By

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



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