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The Gurkha Soldier

 
 
The Gurkha Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
1. The Gurkha Soldier Marker
Inscription.
The Gurkha
Soldier
Bravest of the Brave
Most Generous of the Generous
Never Had Country
More Faithful Friends
Than You
Professor Sir Ralph Furner MC
( rear bronze plaque )
First World War
1914 — 1918
France and Belgium
Gallipoli
Egypt and Palestine
Mesopotamia

Second World War
1939 — 1945
North Africa
Italy
Greece
Persia, Iraq and Syria
Mayaya and Singapore
Burma
( side bronze plaque )
1st King George V’s Own Gurkha Rifles
(The Malaun Regiment)
2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles
(The Simoor Rifles)
3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles
4th Prince of Wales’s Own Gurkha Rifles
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles
7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Gurkha Rifles
8th Gurkha Rifles
9th Gurkha Rifles
10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles
11th Gurkha Rifles
The Royal Gurkha Rifles
The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers
Queen’s Gurkha Signals
The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic regiment
Gurkha Military Police
The Gurkha Independent Parachute Company
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support

The Gurkha Soldier Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
2. The Gurkha Soldier Memorial
( rear bronze plaque )
Other units in which Gurkha soldiers served after 1815 and also the units of the Royal Nepalese Army which as Britain’s allies took part in the Indian Mutiny and the First and Second World Wars

( side bronze plaque )
India 1816 – 1826
North East Frontier and Burma 1824 – 1912
First Sikh War 1845 – 1846
North West Frontier 1852 – 1947
Indian Mutiny 1857 – 1859
Bhutan 1864 – 1866
Malay States 1875 – 1876
Second Afghan War 1878 – 1880
Sikkim 1888
China 1900
Tibet 1903 – 1904
North West Persia 1918 – 1921
Third Afghan war 1919
Kurdistan 1919
Irag 1919 – 1922
Malabar 1921 – 1922
Palestine 1945
Java and Sumatra 1945 – 1946
India 1947
Malaya 1948 – 1960
Brunei 1962
Borneo 1962 – 1966
Malay Penensila 1964 – 1966
Falkland Islands 1982
The gulf 1990 – 1991
The Balkans 1994 – 2002
East Timor 1999
Sierra Leone 1999 – 2003
Iraq 2000 – 2011
Afghanistan 2002 –

 
Location. 51° 30.306′ N, 0° 7.5′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection
The Gurkha Soldier Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
3. The Gurkha Soldier Memorial
( side bronze plaque )
of Horse Guards Avenue and Whitehall Ct, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2EF, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spencer Compton (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Tyndale (about 90 meters away); Queen Mary's Steps, Whitehall Palace (about 90 meters away); Charles G. Gordon CB (about 90 meters away); George, Duke of Cambridge (about 120 meters away); Royal Tank Regiment Memorial (about 120 meters away); Field Marshal Earl Haig Memorial (about 120 meters away); The Viscount Portal of Hungerford (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Gurkha on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
The Gurkha Soldier Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
4. The Gurkha Soldier Memorial
( side bronze plaque )
The Gurkha Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2018
5. The Gurkha Soldier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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