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Sher Shah
Birth: Feb. 14, 1917
Death: Jan. 20, 1945

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lance-Naik in the 16th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. At Burma on the night January 19, 1945, Lance-Naik Shah was in command of forward section of his platoon when a Japanese platoon attacked. Realizing that overwhelming numbers would destroy his section, he stalked the enemy from their rear, killed the platoon commander with six other Japanese and forced their withdrawal. In the early morning hours of January 20, the Japanese in force again attacked his post. He left his section post and fired into this group, breaking their attack which resulted in he losing his right leg from a motor blast. The Japanese again started another attack and in spite of his severe wound, he again left his section post and crawled forward, firing into their midst at point blank range. He continued firing until the third Japanese attack was broken with himself being shot and killed. In the morning daylight immediately in front of his position, he was found with twenty-three dead and four wounded Japanese, including an officer. For most extreme gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in May, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Rangoon Memorial
Rangoon
Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Dec 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8170853
Sher Shah
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
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