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?
Help us harness the rain for brave veterans
When Gurkha veteran Rifleman Hauda Thapa returned from the army to Nepal back in 1946 he struggled to get by…
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.
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…
War stories from a Gurkha hero
Chandra Bahadur Sunuwar was only 18 when he signed up to fight in the Second World War. The war had already been raging for over two years.
A World War Two cup of tea
Rifleman Tekbahadur Gurung is a remarkably proud Gurkha veteran. He even still drinks the issued to him when he enlisted into the Army in 1945. We recently caught up with him at his home in Gorkha, Central Nepal.
Smiling thanks to your support
If you looked at 59 year-old Kale Gurung’s wide smile, you wouldn’t know the daily struggles he has faced his whole life, living as someone who is deaf and mute in the remote hills of Nepal.
In photos: Baldhan and Budhini
Regular supporters of The Gurkha Welfare Trust may well recognise Former Gurkha Rifleman Baldhan Ghale and his wife Budhini.
From heroism to hardship
Abasing Chhetri fought for Britain during World War Two. When the Army downsized, he returned to his homeland of Nepal to survive as a subsistence farmer.