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 Richpal Ram

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Richpal Ram

  • Birth 20 Aug 1899 India
  • Death 12 Feb 1941 Keren, Anseba, Eritrea
  • Burial Keren, Anseba, Eritrea
  • Memorial ID 7714806

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Subadar (Captain) in the 6th Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army. On February 7, 1941, Subadar led an attack on the enemy at Keren, Eritrea and subsequently repelled six counter-attacks. After the conflict without a shot left, he brought the few survivors of his company back. Five days later, when leading another attack, he was seriously wounded but continued to encourage his men until he died. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

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  • Added: 27 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7714806
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richpal Ram (20 Aug 1899–12 Feb 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7714806, citing Keren Cremation Memorial, Keren, Anseba, Eritrea ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.