Sepoy Ishar Singh
28th Punjabis Citation
Sepoy Ishar Singh gained his Victoria Cross "for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 10th April 1921,
bear Haidar Kach (Waziristan). When the convoy protection troops were attacked, this Sepoy was No. 1 of a Lewis Gun
Section. Early in the action he received a very severe gunshot wound in his chest and fell beside his Lewis gun.
Hand-to-hand fighting being comemnced, the British office, Indian officer, and all the Havildars of his company were either
killed or wounded, and his Lewis gun was seized by the enemy.
"Calling up two other men, he got up, charged the enemy, recovered the Lewis gun, and, although bleeding profusely,
again got the gun into action.
"When his Jemadar arrived, he took the gun from Sepoy Ishar Singh and ordered him to go back and have his wound dressed. Instead of doing this, the Sepoy went
to the medical officer, and was of great assistance in pojnting out where the wounded were, and in carrying water to them. He made innumerable journeys to the river
bank and back for this purpose. On one occasion, when the enemy fire was very heavy, he took the rifle of a wounded man and helped to keep down the fire. On
another occasion he stood in front of the medical officer who was dressing a wounded man, thus shielding him with his own body. It was over three hours before he
finally submitted to be evacuated, being then too weak from loss of blood to object.
"His gallantry and devotion to duty were beyond praise. His conduct inspired all who saw him." (London Gazette supplement, 25 November 1921)
He was later to be awarded the Order of British India, First Class, which carried with it the title of "Sardar Bahadur." This joint award of the V.C. and O.B.I. (1)
Lieutenant Karamjit Singh Judge, 4th Bn. 15th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army
Campaign : World War II
Naik Nand Singh, The Sikh Regiment
Date of Action: 11/12 March 1944
CITATION On 12 December 1947, Nand Singh was employed as a jemadar with
the 1st Sikh Regiment, defending Kashmir from a Pakistani attack.
Performing his duty with "valor leadership and selfless devotion to
duty," Jemedar Nand Singh led in the capture of a key objective, near
Uri. He was killed shortly after the objective was taken. To recognize
this bravery, he was awarded posthumously the Maha Vir Chakra by
independent India. This V.C. and M.V.C. pair is unique.
Havildar Parkash Singh, 3/8th Punjab Regiment
Date of Action: 6-19 January 1943 Deed
DeedOn 6 January 1943 at Donbaik, Mayu Peninsula, Burma (now Myanmar), Havildar Parkash Singh drove his own carrier forward and rescued the crews of two disabled carriers under very heavy fire. Again on 19 January in the same area he rescued two more carriers which had been put out of action by an enemy anti-tank gun. He then went out yet again and brought to safety another disabled carrier containing two wounded men. Havildar Later achieved rank of Major.
Naik Gian Singh (later, JC-5659 Jemadar, 5th Sikh Regiment)
15th Punjab Regiment
Excerpts taken from these books.
The Encyclopedia of Sikhism by Harbans Singh.