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  • D.O.B: 6th Nov, 1883
  • D.O.A: 24th Nov, 1914
  • D.O.D: 24th Jun, 1950
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: 1st Battalion, 39th Garhwal Rifles, Garhwal Brigade, 7th Meerut Division, Indian Army
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 2
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Festubert, France 23-24 November 1914

23-24 November 1914

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The First World War 1914 

On the night of 23-24 November 1914 the Germans attacked the Indian Corps positions at Festubert, just north of Givenchy and west of La Bassée. The 1/39th Garhwal Rifles were ordered by means of a flank attack to retake trenches captured by the enemy.


 For great gallantry on the night of 23rd-24th November, near Festubert, France, when the regiment was engaged in retaking and clearing the enemy out of our trenches, and, although wounded in two places in the head, and also in the arm, being one of the first to push round each successive traverse, in the face of severe fire from bombs and rifles at the closest range. 

Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 4 December 1914. 7 December 1914, Numb. 28999, p. 10425; Gazette of India, 25 January 1915.

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