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Rifleman Sachin Limbu dies in UK from wounds sustained in Afghanistan

January 4, 2012

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Rifleman Sachin Limbu, from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Monday 2 January 2012.

Rifleman Sachin Limbu. Picture: via MOD

Rifleman Sachin Limbu. Picture: via MOD

He died from wounds sustained while serving in Afghanistan in June 2010.

Rifleman Sachin Limbu was a member of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR). He deployed on Operation HERRICK 12 with B (Sari Bari) Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles as a machine gunner.

He was involved in a number of operations to stabilise the area of Walizi Village, many of which involved intense, protracted and close-quarter combat in an area known to present a high risk from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

On 24 June 2010 his multiple deployed on a patrol to Walizi as part of an operation to enable Local National Freedom of movement and deter insurgent activity in the area. As this multiple reached its objective, an area characterised by frequent insurgent attacks, Rifleman Sachin moved into a fire position to provide protection to his comrades and was caught in an explosion from a hidden IED.

He was evacuated to Selly Oak via Camp Bastion. Rifleman Sachin died on 2 January 2012, in the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded by his family.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    January 4, 2012 22:07

    Hi buddies, I condolence for the death of the Rifleman Sachin Limbu. He has been killed while he served us, and now we have open the door of our hearts to him, who will live here for ever. We have the certainity he is living on eternity as God has to him open the door of his reigns. His death pose the same question and the same problem: When al this will end, when Afghanistan will be a free land where no one will be killed’
    The anwer is the hope that transition phase will done a definitif final democratic asset to country, his insititutions, his people and all relations. Claudio alpaca

  2. Richard.Morgan permalink
    January 4, 2012 22:11

    Just hope that the government realise what these couragous soldiers have done for us, not only in Afghanistan, but all the years that they have been members of our army. Please look after our Gurkha’s.

  3. Candice permalink
    January 5, 2012 08:33

    My prayers with you all. Our boys and our families. May we continue forward with great tenacity and dignity shown by this wonderful young man in order to support the safety and freedom of others and NOT forget the huge sacrifices that are being given and borne with such incredible courage and selflessness. A wonderful young man cut in the prime of his life. We must not ever forget. God give strength to his Mum and Dad and his fellow brothers.

  4. Barry Sheridan permalink
    January 5, 2012 15:18

    This is another devastating loss. My thoughts are with Rifleman Sachin Limbu’s family and those who served alongside him. RIP

  5. Michael Rees-Prichett permalink
    January 6, 2012 01:25

    This man had tremendous courage and strength, not only in his job but in fighting the terrible injuries he sustained. He is a legend among legends. he deserves our respect, our prayers and out tears. If our government doesn’t give these men more than just words they should all be made to do the same job and face the same dangers.

  6. January 8, 2012 22:40

    Rest In Peace my condolences to all your family and friends

  7. August 7, 2012 17:28

    I’m Rumtt. From Thailand. Get you and your friends safe from dangerous and happiness.
    Take care of yourself.

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