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DATE OF AM ACTION: 18/10/1921 Waziristan.

 

Little is known about the life of Havildar-Major Rur Singh AM other than the actions which led to his award.

 

AM CITATION:

 

On October 18th, 1921, in the course of operations in Waziristan, a party of men were crossing the Shahur Tangi, and had reached some high ground in mid-stream, when they were cut off by a sudden rise of the water. The river rapidly became a roaring torrent; five of the men were swept away, and it seemed that the remainder were doomed. Havildar Major Rur Singh made several attempts to swim out with a rope, and eventually succeeded in reaching the men, but they were then exhausted and, the river rising still higher, the whole party was swept away. One man to whom the rope was handed by Rur Singh was pulled to the bank, while Rur Singh himself was washed ashore some distance down the stream alive, but considerably battered.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rur Singh AM

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