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Gurkha VC winner dies.

A FORMER Gurkha soldier who won the Victoria Cross for his efforts during the Second World War has died, his solicitor has said.

Tul Bahadur Pun won the military decoration after he saved the lives of dozens of his comrades by singlehandedly attacking a Japanese machine gun position in Burma in June 1944.

He died in his home village of Myagdi in Nepal on Wednesday.

Martin Howe, his solicitor and joint leader of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, said his efforts in 1944 were instrumental in bringing about a turning point in the war in the Far East by opening the way for the allied troops to take a strategically important town.
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