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Ganju Lama
Birth: Jul. 22, 1924
Sikkim, India
Death: Jul. 1, 2000
Sikkim, India

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Subadar in the 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army. At Ninthoukhong, Burma, June 12, 1944, Subadar Lama's Company was attempting to stop a Japanese advance when it came under heavy machinegun and tank fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, he took his rifle, crawled forward and succeeded in bringing down the gun in action within 30 yards of the enemy tanks. Despite a broken wrist with two other serious wounds, he then moved forward and engaged the tank crew who were trying to escape. Not until he had destroyed the danger, did he consent to have his wounds dressed. For most prestigious gallantry he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal by the Viceroy of India, Field Marshal Lord Wavell, at the Red Fort, New Delhi, India, on the October 24, 1944. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: Cremated at Sangmo, India
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8543298
Ganju Lama
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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Thank you for your most valued service to your country. Rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014
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