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 Kulbir Thapa

Kulbir Thapa

Birth
Nepal
Death 3 Oct 1956 (aged 66)
Nepal
Burial Nigal Pani, Karnali, Nepal
Memorial ID 8000137 · View Source
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World War I British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Rifleman, in the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army. On September 25, 1915, his unit was in action against German forces at South Manquisart, France. While assaulting the German trenches Rifleman Thapa was wounded and was in retreat when he found a badly wounded British officer behind the first line German trench. Even though the officer urged him to save himself, he remained with him all day and night. In the early morning of September 26, he brought the officer and two other wounded Gurkhas under the enemy's fire back to the safety of the British lines. For most conspicuous bravery, he was promoted Sergeant and awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in November 1915.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 19 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8000137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kulbir Thapa (15 Dec 1889–3 Oct 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8000137, citing Nigalpani Cemetery, Nigal Pani, Karnali, Nepal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .