Sikhs In The Army

Sepoy Ishar Singh VC

ISHAR SINGH.

Sepoy. 28th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army.

London Gazetted on 25th November 1921.

Born on 13th December, 1895 at Nenwan, Hoshiapur District, Punjab. Died on 2nd December, 1963 at Nenwan, Hoshiapur, Punjab, India. Memorial not known.

Digest of Citation reads:

On 10th April, 1921 near Haidari Kach, North West Frontier, India, Sepoy Ishar Singh was No. 1 of a Lewis gun section. Early in the fighting he was severely wounded, all the officers and Havildars of his company became casualties and his Lewis gun was seized. He recovered the gun and went into action again although his wound was bleeding profusely, but when ordered to have it dressed, he went instead to help the medical officer, carrying water to the wounded, taking a rifle and helping to keep down enemy fire and acting as a shield while the medical officer was dressing a wound. It was nearly three hours before he submitted to being evacuated.

 

Ishar Singh VC 1st Sikh To Win The VC in 1921 Ishar Singh VC medals

Medal entitlement of:

Captain ISHAR SINGH

28th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army

    Victoria Cross

    Order of British India ( 1st Class ) ( OBI )

    1914 - 15 Star

    British War Medal ( 1914-20 )

    Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )

    India General Service Medal ( 1908-35 )

        2 clasps:

        "Waziristan 1919-21"

        "Waziristan 1921-24"

    1939 - 45 Star

    Burma Star

    War Medal ( 1939-45 )

    India Service Medal ( 1939-45 )

    Royal Victorian Medal ( Silver )

    King George V Silver Jubilee Medal ( 1935 )

    King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )

    Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )

 

Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross:

 

NO. 1012 SEPOY ISHAR SINGH, 28TH. PUNJABIS, INDIAN ARMY

10th APR.

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