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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 12/04/1912 India. d. 25/10/1944 Kennedy Peak, Burma.

 

He was 25 years old, and an Acting Subadar in the 2nd Battlion, 1st Punjab Regiment, in the British Indian Army when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 25 October 1944 at Kennedy Peak in the Tiddim area, Burma (now Myanmar), two platoons were ordered to attack a strong Japanese position. The platoon commanded by Subadar Singh attained its objective and although Singh was wounded in both legs he insisted on carrying on. Later, the enemy's counter-attack was halted by Subadar Singh's dashing counter-charge in which he killed four of the enemy himself. He was again wounded, but continued to lead his men, killing two more of the enemy, until he was mortally wounded.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: LORD ASHCROFT GALLERY, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON.

BURIAL PLACE: NO KNOWN GRAVE - ON RANGOON MEMORIAL, BURMA. FACE 30.

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Ram Sarup Singh VC

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Ram Sarup Singh's medals including VC on display at the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, Imperial War Museum, London (Aug 2014)

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His medals on the Lord Ashcroft Gallery

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8th February 1945