b. 23/03/1923 Myagdi, Nepal. d. 20/04/2011 Myagdi, Nepal.
Pun was 21 years old, and a Rifleman in the 3rd Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles, in the Indian Army during World War II when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 23 June 1944 at Mogaung, Burma, during an attack on the railway bridge, a section of one of the platoons was wiped out with the exception of Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun, his section commander and one other. The section commander immediately led a charge on the enemy position but was at once badly wounded, as was the third man. Rifleman Pun, with a Bren gun continued the charge alone in the face of shattering fire and reaching the position, killed three of the occupants and put five more to flight, capturing two light machine-guns and much ammunition. He then gave accurate supporting fire, enabling the rest of his platoon to reach their objective.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: GURKHA MUSEUM, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE.
BURIAL PLACE: CREMATED - ASHES SCATTERED IN THE KALI GANDAKI RIVER, NEPAL.
Tulbahadur Pun's VC on display at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester, Hampshire (August 2012).
Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, London
Chindit Memorial, London