Gurkha Rifleman Sachin Limbu, from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, died from wounds sustained while serving in Afghanistan at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Monday 2nd January 2012.
Rifleman Limbu, a machine gunner, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and during a patrol in Walizi on 24th June 2010 he was caught in the blast from a hidden bomb. He was evacuated to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan before being flown back to the UK.
Rifleman Sachin Limbu, aged 23, was born on 3 October 1988 and came from Rajghat, Morang in Nepal. His father was a Gurkha Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and Rifleman Sachin was brought up in the life and community of 7th Gurkha Rifles and later 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Hong Kong and Brunei.
He passed the rigorous selection for the Brigade of Gurkhas in 2007 and after the combat infantryman course in Catterick, joined 1RGR in Brunei where he conducted extensive jungle warfare training before moving with the battalion to the UK and undertaking training for deployment to Afghanistan.
Mr Dillisher Limbu, Rifleman Sachin's father and a retired Gurkha soldier, said: "My wife and I are immensely proud of our only beloved son who has sacrificed his life for the good of others. Sachin was our only son and we both extend our sincere thanks to all the staff at The New Queen Elizabeth hospital and Brigade of Gurkhas who have supported us all so closely."