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VC1308    Sher Shah

Name   Sher Shah    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1308   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Indian Army, 16th Punjab Regiment


Now   Punjab Regiment  Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Lance-Naik

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Naik

Place Of Birth   Chakrala Village, near Mianwali, North Punjab, Pakistan

Place Of Death   Kyeyebyin, near Kaladan, Burma (now Myanmar)

Buried/Location Ashes    Location unknown, Burma (now Myanmar)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    8 May 1945

VC Presented   19 December 1945, Viceroy Lord Wavell, Red Fort, New Delhi, India


P  Named on Rangoon Memorial (face 48), 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

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

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VC 1307 VC 1309
VC 1307
VC 1309

BORN    14 February 1917

DIED   20 January 1945   AGE    27

VC Won  19-20 January 1945  AGE   27

Place VC Won   Kyeyebyin, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War