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VC685   Chattah Singh

BORN   1886

DIED   28 March 1961   AGE   75

VC Won   13 January 1916   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Battle of Wadi, Mesopotamia, now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Chattah Singh   No.   3398   

VC Issue No.   685   Awards   VC   PVSM (India)

Regiment   Indian Army, 9th Bhopal Infantry, 1st Battalion

Later   16th Punjab Regiment

Now   17th Battalion The Punjab Regiment Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Sepoy

Rank End Of Career   Havildar (Sergeant)

Place Of Birth   Tilsanda District, Kanpur, United Provinces, India

Place Of Death   Tilsanda, Kanpur, United Provinces, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Tilsara Village, Kanpur, United Provinces, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   21 June 1916

VC Presented   Sent to the India Office on 26 June 1916 and possibly presented by Captain Ralston, Indian Army at OC Depot, Fyzabad, United Provinces, India during July 1916


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

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

By The Way…

The nickname of the 9th  Bhopal Infantry was the Bo Peeps

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