Gurung, Thamman b. October 2, 1924 d. November 10, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Nepal, South Asia, he served as a Rifleman in the 1/5 Royal Gurkha Regiment, Frontier Forces, British Army. On November 10, 1944, at Monte San Bartolo, Italy, while leading a scouting patrol Rifleman Gurung came across German soldiers dug into the mountainside. The Germans started to open fire on his patrol and to cover the retreat of his section, Rifleman Gurung ran to the top of the hill and opened fire on the enemy position. He held the enemy in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery, Rimini, Provincia di Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: III. B. 5.
Sher Bahadur Thapa b. November 20, 1921 d. September 19, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Nepal, he was gazetted for the award posthumously on December 26, 1944 for his actions as a rifleman in the 1st Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, of the British Indian Army on 18/19 September 1944 at the Battle of San Marino, Italy during the Allied Italian Campaign of World War II. Born in Ghalechap, Jyamaruk, Nepal, he enlisted in the British Indian Army in November 1942 and was assigned to the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery, Rimini, Provincia di Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: VI. E. 7.