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VC551   Khudadad Khan

BORN   26 October 1888

DIED   8 March 1971  AGE   82

VC Won    31 October 1914   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Hollebeke, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Khudadad Khan   No.  4050

VC Issue No.   551   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Indian Army, 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis Regiment

Later   10th Baluch Regiment

Now   11th Battalion the Baloch Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Sepoy - Private

Rank End Of Career   Subadar (2nd Lieutenant)

Place Of Birth   Dabb Village, Chakawl, Jhelum District, Punjab, India (Pakistan)

Place Of Death   Chak No. 25, Rukhan Tehsil Village, Phalia District, Mandi, Bahu-ud-Din, Pakistan

Buried/Location Ashes   Rukhan Village Cemetery, near Chakawl, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   7 December 1914

VC Presented   26 January 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Rukhan Village Cemetery, Dab, Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan

Statue in gardens of the Army Museum, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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

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

By The Way…

He was the first Indian to be awarded the Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Not known



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