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VC981   Karanbahadur Rana

Name   Karanbahadur Rana   No.      

VC Issue No.   981   Awards   VC    

Regiment    2nd Battalion, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army


Now   3 Gorkha Rifles, Indian Army

Rank VC Won    Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Rifleman

Place Of Birth   Mangalthan Gulmi, Litung, Bag Lung District, Nepal

Place Of Death   Litung, Bag Lung District, Nepal

Buried/Location Ashes   Bharse Gulmi, Litung, Bag Lung District, Nepal


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   21 June 1918

VC Presented   2 August 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, London

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

By The Way…

He saved the life of 618 Captain Frederick Barter VC MC on the same day as his VC action

VC Held By

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



VC 980 VC 982
VC 980
VC 982

BORN   21 December 1898

DIED   25 July 1973  AGE   74

VC Won   10 April 1918   AGE   19

Place VC Won   El Kefr, Egypt

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War