Hafiz, Abdul b. September 4, 1915 d. April 6, 1944 World War II British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Jemadar in the 9th Infantry of the Indian Army. On April 6, 1944, his unit met heavy enemy resistance at Imphal, India. Jemadar Hafiz led an attack against Japanese forces was wounded, but still continued to attack enemy positions and killed several of the enemy. As he turned to attack another Japanese position, he was fatally wounded by machine-gun fire. For courage and sacrifice in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Imphal Indian Army War Cemetery, Imphal, Manipur, India
Turner, Sgt. Hanson Victor b. July 17, 1910 d. June 7, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampshire, Great Britain, he served as a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. During a nighttime attack at Ningthoukong, Burma, June 7, 1944, Sergeant Turner was forced to reorganize his men and prepare them for a withdrawal. Although the enemy attacked them in force Sergeant Turner managed to consolidate their positions, but was suffering heavy casualties. Sergeant Turner decided to take the initiative, grabbed...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Imphal War Cemetery, Imphal, Manipur, India Plot: 6. B. 7.