Sikhs In The Army

Lt Karamjeet Singh VC



Lieutenant. 4th Battalion. 15 Punjab Regiment. Indian Army. London Gazetted on 3rd July, 1945.

Born on 25th May 1923 at Kapurthala, India.

Killed in action on 18th March, 1945, near Meiktila, Burma. Tribute on the Taukkyan Cremation Memorial, Burma.

Digest of Citation reads:

On the 18th March, 1945 near Meiktila, Burma, Lieutenant Karamjeet Singh Judge, a platoon commander of the company ordered to capture a cotton mill, dominated the battlefield by his numerous acts of gallantry. After eliminating 10 enemy bunkers he directed one tank to within 20 yards of another and asked its commander to cease fire whilst he went in to mop up. It was whilst doing this that he was mortally wounded.

Karamjeet Singh Judge VC VC

Memorial Gates on Constitution Hill Sikh VC Awardees

Panel commemorating Commonwealth soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross. Included in these names are Gian Singh and Karamjeet Singh Judge - two of the five Sikh VC awardees.

Taukkyan Cremation Mem 472

In Memory of

Lieutenant KARAMJEET SINGH JUDGE V C IEC/5504, 4th Bn., 15th Punjab Regiment

who died age 22 on 18 March 1945, Son of Sardar Sunder Singh, Inspector-General of Police, of Kapurthala, India.

Remembered with honour TAUKKYAN CREMATION MEMORIAL Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission