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VC1087    Singh Badlu


Name   Singh Badlu     No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1087   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Indian Army, 14th (Murray's Jat) Lancers attached to the 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse)


Now   20 Lancers, Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Ressaidar (Cavalry Troop Commander)

Rank End Of Career   Ressaidar (Cavalry Troop Commander)

Place Of Birth   Dhakla Village, near Jhajjar, Rohtak District, India

Place Of Death   Khes Samariveh, west bank of River Jordan, Palestine (now Israel)

Buried/Location Ashes   Cremated where he fell, Khes Samariveh, west bank of River Jordan, Israel


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Heliopolis (Port Tewfik) Memorial (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   27 November 1918

VC Presented   No presentation


Named on Heliopolis (Port Tewkik) Memorial, Heliopolis (Port Tewfik) War Cemetery, Egypt

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Badlu Singh won the last Victoria Cross for the Indian Army in the First World War

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN   November 1876

DIED   23 September 1918  AGE   41

VC Won   23 September 1918   AGE   41

Place VC Won   Khes Samariveh, Palestine, now Israel

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War