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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. ? d. 1949 India.

 

DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 16/09/1933 Surat, India.

 

He was of unknown age and a landlord, property owner and sand contractor. The river Tapti had swollen to such proportions that one of the sluices in the city wall had been damaged and water was pouring in through it, threatening to flood the city. Golandaz volunteered to dive into the flooded river and ascertain the nature and extent of the damage. He accomplished this brave feat successfully and then blocked the sluice with sandbags at considerable risk to his own life. He owned a fleet of boats, which he often placed at the disposal of the authorities whenever Surat, Rander or the surrounding districts were threatened by floods. In 1930 he rescued the boys of the Government High School and the family of the excise inspector from flooding.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE: UNKNOWN, PROBABLY CREMATED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdus Samid Abdul Wahid

Golandaz EGM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4th June 1934

 

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