Gurkha MM Group of 6 to Rifleman Dhonte Roka

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The Superb, Fighting Citation, Malayan Emergency, Elizabeth II, Gurkha MM Group of 6 to Rifleman Dhonte Roka, “D” Company 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles, comprising MM EiiR, Brit…
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The Superb, Fighting Citation, Malayan Emergency, Elizabeth II, Gurkha MM Group of 6 to Rifleman Dhonte Roka, “D” Company 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles, comprising MM EiiR, Brit Omn, (21133500 Rfn. Dhonte Roka 2. G.R.) 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, 1939-45 War Medal, unnamed as issued, GSM 1918-62 one clasp Malaya, (21133500 Rfn. Dhontl Roka. 2 GR.) Indian Independence Medal 1947, (21133500 Rfn. Dhonte Roka. G.R.). Mounted for wear, very fine (note spelling of Dhontl on GSM not Dhonte.)

MM London Gazette 1st May 1953:
Rifleman Dhonte Roka has always shown initiative, leadership, and bravery of a very high order. Whenever a special patrol is required he is the first to volunteer, and always requests to be lead scout. During the last six months he has continued to display outstanding qualities of determination to kill, and personal courage of a very high order.

When in a small ambush party, four terrorists approached from the rear Rifleman Dhonte Roka immediately spun around, killed the leading enemy, and then charged and put to flight the remaining three.
On another occasion he was leading scout when he was fired upon by a sentry. Rifleman Dhonte Roka returned fire, and at once charged and entering into a large enemy camp, came under heavy fire. Undaunted he crossed the camp and still at the head of the patrol, closed with the enemy and killed one.

Later in August, he was acting as a stop in an ambush position, when three terrorists rushed past him. He immediately gave chase and killed one of them. In all cases, when Rifleman Dhonte Roka has been present when enemy have been contacted his personal courage has been an inspiration, and his name is now a by word throughout his Company.

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Groups and Single Decorations for Gallantry

Medal Monarch

George VI

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