Subadar Lal Bahadur Thapa VC, 1943

 
Subadar Lal Bahadur Thapa VC, 1943
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Subadar Lal Bahadur Thapa, 1st Battalion, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, awarded the VC for gallantry at Wadi Akarit, 5-6 April 1943.

Photograph, World War Two, 1943.

Subadar Lal Bahadur Thapa was awarded his VC for an action on the night of 5-6 April 1943 when he led two sections of ‘D’ Company of 1st Battalion, 2nd Gurka Rifles, in an attack on the position in Resse-es-Zouai near Wadi Arakit in Tunisia. The capture of this position was vital to the company’s advance and could only be achieved by an advance up a narrow gully that could be swept with fire from a series of enemy machine gun positions.

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