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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. ? India. d. 01/11/1983 India.

 

DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 06 and 07/1931 Ferozepore District, Punjab, India.

 

Baldev Singh (?-1983), it is believed, was born in the Punjab, India, though the date of his birth is unknown. Sadly, very little information is known about him other than the actions which led to his award of the Empire Gallantry Medal.

 

Baldev Singh was a Sub-Inspector in the Punjab Police Force when he performed two acts of gallantry in the months of June and July 1931 in the Ferezpore District of the Punjab. He displayed great bravery in organising and leading an attack under fire on a dangerous gang of offenders in June. In July he narrowly escaped death in a successful raid on a house occupied by persons in unlawful possession of firearms.

 

Baldev Singh was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal of the Civil Division on 29th December 1931, and this was exchanged for a George Cross on its creation in September 1940. Little else is known of Baldev Singh’s life, except that he died in November 1983. His final resting place is unknown though it is believed he was cremated. His GC, 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal and 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal are not publicly held.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE:  NOT KNOWN, PROBABLY CREMATED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the Award of the Medal of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to the undermentioned: -

 

For Gallantry.

Baldev Singh. Sub-Inspector of Police, Punjab. This officer displayed great bravery in organising and leading an attack under fire on a dangerous gang of offenders in the Ferozepore district in June last. In July he narrowly escaped death in a successful raid on a house occupied by persons in unlawful possession of arms.”

1st January 1932 - Terry Hissey