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 Yeshwant Ghadge

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Yeshwant Ghadge

  • Birth 16 Nov 1921 India
  • Death 10 Jul 1944 Italy
  • Burial Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
  • Plot No Known Grave; name is lited at Panel 17 on the Cassino Memorial.
  • Memorial ID 11341721

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Palasgaon, Village, India, he served as a Naik (Corporal) in the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry, Indian Army. At Tiber Valley, Italy, on July 10, 1944, Naik Ghadge commanded a rifle section which came under heavy machine-gun fire at close range which killed or wounded almost all members of the section. Without hesitation Naik Ghadge rushed the machine-gun position, first throwing a grenade which knocked out the machine-gun and then he shot one of the gun crew. Finally, having no time to change his magazine, he clubbed to death the two remaining members of the crew. He then fell mortally wounded, shot by an enemy sniper. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on November 2, 1944.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11341721
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Yeshwant Ghadge (16 Nov 1921–10 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11341721, citing Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .