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VC1281    Yeshwant Ghadge

Name   Yeshwant Ghadge    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1281   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, 5th Mahratta Light Infantry


Now   Maratha Light Infantry  Indian Army

Rank VC Won    Naik

Rank End Of Career   Naik

Place Of Birth   Palasgaon Village, near Amnechiwadi, Kolaba District, Bombay, India

Place Of Death   Upper Tiber Valley, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Location Unknown, Italy


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone         Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    2 Septmeber 1944

VC Presented   1 April 1944, Viceroy Lord Wavell, Red Fort, New Delhi, India


P  Named on Cassino Memorial (Panel 17), 75 miles south east of Rome, Italy  

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

P  Victoria Cross Roll of Honour, Union Jack Club, Waterloo, Southwark, London

By The Way…

The 5th Mahratta Light Infantry became the Maratha Light Infantry on Independence their nickname are the Ganpats - no, I don't know either

VC Held By




VC 1280 VC 1282
VC 1280
VC 1282

BORN    16 November 1921

DIED  10 July 1944    AGE    22

VC Won   10 July 1944   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Upper Tiber Valley, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War