04 September 2011

Victoria Cross: Gobind Singh


Lance-Dafadar, Indian Cavalry

Born: 7 December 1887, Damoi Village, Jodhpur, India
Died: 9 December 1942, Nagaur, Rajputana, India

Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in thrice volunteering to carry messages between the regiment and Brigade Headquarters, a distance of 1 1/2 miles over open ground which was under the observation and heavy fire of the enemy. He succeeded each time in delivering his message, although on each occasion his horse was shot and he was compelled to finish his journey on foot.

[London Gazette issue 30471 dated 11 Jan 1918, published 8 Jan 1918.]

Note: Lance Daffadar is an Indian army rank equivalent to a corporal in the cavalry. The equivalent rank in other Indian army units is Naik.

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