Gurkhas who served Hong Kong only have flimsy foam plinth to commemorate ancestors

April 5, 2015

Before a makeshift memorial column made of foam board, about 200 gathered for their once-a-year chance to commemorate their Ancestor’s Day known as Purkha Diwas at the Gurkhas Cemetery in the New Territories, Hong Kong  

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Gurkha did not just fight for the British, see how the the Gurkha help to protect China during the second world war.
18 Jun 1944 Gurkha troops of the Chindits made contact with Chinese troops at the village of Lakum in northern Burma.
23 Jun 1944 Chindit and Japanese troops engaged in fierce fighting at Mogaung, Burma.
24 Jun 1944 Chinese troops, supported by heavy artillery, attacked Mogaung, Burma in support of the British Chindit operation.
25 Jun 1944 Gurkha troops of the Chindits attacked Mogaung, Burma cautiously, having suffered heavy casualties during the assault two days prior. Meanwhile, the Japanese began to fall back from the town.
26 Jun 1944 Gurkha troops of the Chindits captured Mogaung, Burma.
On this day, this year, on this special occasion, we especially want to remember and commemorate 200 years of Gurkha history serving in British Army. In the past 200 years, the Gurkhas have played a significant role in bringing peace and prosperity to the world. These brave soldiers fought in both the First and Second world Wars to liberate the world from dictatorship and give us the freedom we enjoy today. Unfortunately, the Gurkhas’ history is still hidden under a shadow. We urge the world to remember the Gurkhas’ true role in world history, that it be written down and told to the world.
You should lobby the British Government to acknowledge that. If it doesn't, nobody else would know.

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