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Parkash Singh
Birth: Apr. 1, 1913
Death: Feb. 17, 1945

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Jemadar, in the 14th Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army. On February 17, 1945, Jemadar Singh was commanding a platoon that took the main attacks from Japanese forces at Kanlan Ywathit, Burma. He was wounded in both legs and relieved of his command, but when his second-in-command was also wounded, he took command again. Directing operations and encouraging his men, he was again wounded. He continued to direct the defense, dragging himself from place to place by his hands. When wounded a third time and dying, he lay shouting the Sikh battle-cry, inspiring his company until the enemy were finally driven off. For extreme gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Rangoon Memorial
Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8001078
Parkash Singh
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
Parkash Singh
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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Rest in peace PRAKASH old chap, and please forgive the incorrect spelling of your name.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 2, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
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