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 Shahamad Khan

Shahamad Khan

Birth
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Death 28 Jul 1947 (aged 68)
Takhti, Punjab, Pakistan
Burial Takhti, Punjab, Pakistan
Memorial ID 8130718 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Naik in the 89th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. In actions at Mesopotamia on April 12, 13, 1916, Naik Khan was in charge of a machine-gun covering a gap on the line within 150 yards of the entrenched enemy. He beat off three attacks and worked his gun single-handed after all his men, except two belt-fillers, had become casualties. For three hours he held the gap under very heavy fire and when his gun was knocked out, he held his ground with rifle fire until ordered to withdraw. The next day, with help he then brought back his gun, ammunition, one severely wounded man and all remaining arms and equipment. For extreme courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of Jemadar (Lieutenant).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8130718
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shahamad Khan (1 Jul 1879–28 Jul 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8130718, citing Takhti Village Cemetery, Takhti, Punjab, Pakistan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .