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VC603   Mir Dast

BORN   3 December 1874

DIED   19 January 1945   AGE   70

VC Won    26 April 1915   AGE   40

Place VC Won   St Jean, near Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Mir Dast   No.      

VC Issue No.   603   Awards   VC   IOM

Regiment   Indian Army, 55th (Coke's) Rifles, Frontier Force attached to the 57th (Wilde's) Rifles, Frontier Force


Now   7th Battalion, The Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Jemada (Lieutenant)

Rank End Of Career   Subadar (Captain)

Place Of Birth   Maiden, Tirah, India

Place Of Death   Shagi Landi Kyan Village, Tehsil District, Peshawar, Pakistan

Buried/Location Ashes   Warsak Road Cemetery, Shagi Landi Kyan, Tehsil District, Peshawar, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   25 August 1915 by King George V at the Indian Hospital, Royal Pavilion, Brighton, Sussex, England


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 treated for his wounds that he received in his VC action at the Indian Hospital, Brighton Pavilion

VC Held By

Not known



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