World War Two soldier’s hearing loss & his widow’s secret
During World War Two, Gurkha soldier Lalsing Ghale lost his hearing. He was discharged from the Army on medical grounds. But should he have been?
“My grandchildren are my vehicle!”
Our staff asked widow Lachimi Kumri Rai why she hadn’t travelled to our Welfare Centre by car or bus…
From the jungles of Borneo to the hills of Nepal
After being a soldier for so long, adjusting to a life of subsistence farming back in Nepal was a shock to the system for Thambahadur.
New winter clothes for our pensioners
Gurkha veterans and widows were delighted to receive brand new colourful coats to keep them warm this winter
A Gurkha widow asked us for help. Watch what happened next.
80 year-old Gurkha widow Nandakali Khatri asked us if her home could be painted. We saw an opportunity for our headquarters staff to get their hands dirty!
Our debt of honour to the Gurkhas
Hari Bahadur Chhetri joined the Gurkhas in the midst of World War Two. As he’s grown older, life has become hard for the veteran.
Matibahadur Pun: The Nursery Grandfather
Matibahadur Pun served as a Driver in the Gurkhas for nine years. We recently sat down with him to talk about his time in the Gurkhas and his life in Nepal.
Our month in pictures
We have had a very busy September at The Gurkha Welfare Trust. Take a look through our gallery to see what we’ve been up to over the month.
Captain Bhagtasing Pun 1917 – 2018
Captain Bhagtasing Pun passed away this month in Pokhara, Nepal, aged 101 Bhagtasing enlisted into the Brigade of Gurkhas in…
Neighbours by chance, friends by choice
We visit Gurkha veteran Agambahadur often to make sure he’s looked after financially and medically, however, there’s someone else by his side who cares for him too…