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Shahamad Khan
Birth: Jul. 1, 1879
Death: Jul. 28, 1947

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Naik in the 89th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. In actions at Mesopotamia on April 12, 13, 1916, Naik Khan was in charge of a machine-gun covering a gap on the line within 150 yards of the entrenched enemy. He beat off three attacks and worked his gun single-handed after all his men, except two belt-fillers, had become casualties. For three hours he held the gap under very heavy fire and when his gun was knocked out, he held his ground with rifle fire until ordered to withdraw. The next day, with help he then brought back his gun, ammunition, one severely wounded man and all remaining arms and equipment. For extreme courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of Jemadar (Lieutenant). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Takhti Village Cemetery
Takhti
Punjab, Pakistan
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 26, 2003
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Shahamad Khan
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Shahamad Khan
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Shahamad Khan
Added by: Muhammad Imran Saeed
 
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Shahamad Khan is the first cousin of my maternal grandfather. My grandfather told me many stories about him. May Allah have mercy upon him.
- IKJ
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015
May Almighty Allah rest your soul in eternal peace. You have made us proud.
- Amjad Mahmood
 Added: May. 22, 2015
Shamad Khan you are making us proud Potoharies. Your Gallantry was a grand service to humanity.
- Ally
 Added: Nov. 10, 2014
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