KATHMANDU: The body of a Nepali Gurkha soldier killed in Afghanistan has been repatriated to the UK on Tuesday, British Forces News confirmed.
Lance Corporal Gajbahadur Gurung, from 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, was shot while on foot patrol in the Khar Nikah region of the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in Afghanistan last month.
After a private ceremony at RAF Brize Norton, the cortege made its way to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford via the Memorial Garden.
Lance Corporal Gurung was born in Majthana, Nepal, on 16 October 1985, and was brought up and educated in Pokhara before joining 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles and serving both in Brunei and the UK.
He leaves behind his wife Manisha, father Gum Bahadur, mother Lekh Maya, his brother Buddha and sister Junu.