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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1902 Nepal. d. 27/06/1987 Nepal.

 

DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 31/05 - 01/06/1935 Quetta, India.

 

He was around 32 years old and serving in the 2nd Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army when his detachment was sent to help after the Quetta earthquake. On arrival there was no time to collect tools and they worked with their hands for three hours in one of the most severely damaged parts of the city. During this time minor shocks frequently occurred, causing further falls of masonry. This NCO showed great bravery in the manner in which he entered tottering buildings in search of survivors and in the work and initiative he displayed in removing them, As a result of his disregard for his own safety, ten people were rescued alive. He is the only Gurkha to have been awarded the GC.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: THE GURKHA MUSEUM, WINCHESTER.

BURIAL PLACE: BURIAL LOCATION UNKNOWN IN NEPAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nandlal Thapa EGM

nandlal thapa nandlal thapa 1 nandlal thapa 2

19th November 1935