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Chhelu Ram
Birth: May 10, 1905
Death: Apr. 20, 1943

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in the village of Djebel, Punjab, India, he served as Company Havildar Major in the 6th Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army. During an attack on Djebel Garli, Tunisia, on the night of April 20, 1943, Company Havildar Major Ram's battalion were held up by intense mortar and machine gun fire. On his own, he rushed forward with a Tommy gun and killed the occupants of an enemy strong point. Although in an exposed position, he then went to the aid of his commander who had been a wounded and was wounded himself. Despite this, Company Havildar Major Ram took command of the company and led them in hand to hand fighting, to stop the enemy's counter attack. He was wounded again but continued to rally his men until he collapsed and died. For most prestigious award for gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on July 27, 1943. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Sfax War Cemetery
Sfax
Sfax, Tunisia
Plot: H. C. 5.
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Dec 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8170693
Chhelu Ram
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Chhelu Ram
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Chhelu Ram
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 13, 2014
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