VC HERO Lachhiman Gurung passed away on Sunday, aged 93.
Mr Gurung, who had lived in Hounslow since September 2008, was awarded the UK's highest military honour for his incredible bravery during the Second World War.
He lost his right arm when a grenade exploded in his hand but continued defending his post in Burma by loading and firing his rifle one-handed for an incredible four hours.
Mr Gurung was admitted to Charing Cross Hospital, where he died shortly after midday yesterday, in mid-November. He died of pneumonia.
His wife Mana Maya was with him when he died, as were his grandson and granddaughter. His two sons Resham Lal and Krishna Bahadur are hoping to join him shortly.
Dharma Tamang, committee member of GAESO (Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen's Organisation), said: "It's a very difficult time for his family and the Gurkha community. We are missing a great legend, and a great friend and family man."
Hounslow was the only place in the world to have two living VC holders, the other being Tal Bahadur Pun.
Both men had faced a battle to be allowed to stay in this country, which they eventually won, despite their heroics.