29 May 2011

Victoria Cross: Darwan Singh Negi

DARWAN SINGH NEGI

Naik, 1st Battalion, 39th Garhwal Rifles

Born: 4 March 1883, Karbartir Village, India
Died: 24 June 1950, Kafarteer Village, Uttar Pradesh, India

Citation: For great gallantry on the night of the 23rd-24th November [1914], 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.

[London Gazette issue 28999 dated 7 Dec 1914, published 4 Dec 1914.]


Note: Naik is an Indian Army rank equivalent to a corporal.

3 comments:

ravinder said...

He was my mom's grandfather.

satendra negi said...

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Shrabani said...

Please can Ravinder or Satendra Singh Negi contact me urgently.

I am doing some research on Indian V.C. holders.

Thank you
Shrabani
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