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GSM CSM LSGC Gurkha Officer Group

£495.00

War Medal, GSM 2 bars, Malaya, Brunei, CSM, bar Borneo, LS and GC Medal, bar Regular Army, India Independence, S. Sgt later Lieut Minbahadur Gurung, 2nd Gurkha Rifles.

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SKU: J6127 Category:
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1939-45 War Medal, General Service Medal, GVI, 2 bars, Malaya, Brunei, Campaign Service Medal, bar Borneo, Army Long Service and Good Conduct, EIIR, bar Regular Army, India Independence Medal, Staff Sergeant later Lieut Min Bahadur Gurung.

G.S.M. impressed: “21132438 Rfn Minbahadur Gurung 2. G.R.”
C.S.M. impressed: “21132438 S. Sgt. Mimbahadur Gurung 1/2 GR.”
Army LS and GC impressed: “21132438 Mimbahadur Gurung 2. GR”
India Independence Medal impressed: “21132438 Rfn Manbahadur Gurung G.R.”
Some slight variation in spelling commonly seen when attempting to spell Nepalese names.

London Gazette 13th July 1965 lists his commission as a Queen’s Gurkha Officer:

“Brigade of Gurkhas – 2 G.R.

Regular Army – The undermentioned to be Lts (Q.G.O.’s) on the date shown: – 21132438 C/Sgt Mimbahadur Gurung (479558) 22nd March 1965.”

London Gazette 1967 shows his retirement: “Lt (Q.G.O.) Mimbahadur Gurung (479558) retires on retired pay, 9th August 1967”

Provenance, ex DNW Auctions, 19th