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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 14/02/1917 Chakrala, India. d. 20/01/1945 Kyeyebyin, Burma.

 

He was 27 years old, son of Barkhurdar and Makda; husband of Mehr Bhari, of Chakrala, Mianwali, Pakistan, and a Lance Naik in the 7th Battalion of the 16th Punjab Regiment, in the Indian Army during World War II when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 19/20 January 1945 at Kyeyebyin, Kaladan, Burma (now Myanmar), Lance Naik Sher Shah was commanding a left forward section of his platoon when it was attacked by overwhelming numbers of Japanese. He broke up two attacks by crawling right in among the enemy and shooting at point-blank range. On the second occasion he was hit and his leg shattered, but he maintained that his injury was only slight and when the third attack came, he again crawled forward engaging the enemy until he was shot through the head and killed.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: NOT PUBLICLY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE: NO KNOWN GRAVE - ON RANGOON MEMORIAL. FACE 48.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sher Shah VC

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