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VC1304    Umrao Singh

Name   Umrao Singh    No.      

VC Issue No.   1304   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Indian Artillery, No 33 Mountain Battery


Now   Regiment of Artillery   Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Havildar

Rank End Of Career   Subadar-Major

Place Of Birth   Palra Village, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Punjab, India

Place Of Death   Army Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi, India

Buried/Location Ashes    Palra Village, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Punjab, India

Cremated   Palra Village, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Punjab, India

Date Buried/Cremated   23 November 2005

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    31 May 1945

VC Presented   16 October 1945 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on VC Memorial, Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

By The Way…

Prime Minister John Major arranged for his VC pension to be increased to ú1,300 from ú168 after meeting him at the VE Day Celebrations in 1995

VC Held By

Not Known



VC 1303 VC 1305
VC 1303
VC 1305

BORN    21 November 1920

DIED   21 November 2005   AGE    85

VC Won  15-16 December 1944  AGE   24

Place VC Won   Kaladan Valley, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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