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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 01/04/1913 Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir, India. d. 17/02/1945 Kanlan Ywathit, Burma.

 

Chib was born in the now disputed Jammu and Kashmir region of the former British India, on 1 April 1913. He was 31 years old, and a Jemadar in the 4 /13th Frontier Force Rifles, in the Indian Army during World War II when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 16/17 February 1945 at Kanlan Ywathit, Burma (now Myanmar), Jemadar Prakash Singh Chib was commanding a platoon which took the main weight of fierce enemy attacks. He was wounded in both ankles and relieved of his command, but when his second-in-command was also wounded, he crawled back and took command of his unit again, directing operations and encouraging his men. He was wounded in both legs a second time but he continued to direct the defense, dragging himself from place to place by his hands. When wounded a third time and final time, he lay shouting the Dogra war-cry as he died, inspiring his company that finally drove off the enemy.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: NOT PUBLICLY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE: NO KNOWN GRAVE - ON RANGOON MEMORIAL, BURMA. FACE 43.

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Prakash Singh Chib VC

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