World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in the village of Djebel, Punjab, India, he served as Company Havildar Major in the 6th Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army. During an attack on Djebel Garli, Tunisia, on the night of April 20, 1943, Company Havildar Major Ram's battalion were held up by intense mortar and machine gun fire. On his own, he rushed forward with a Tommy gun and killed the occupants of an enemy strong point. Although in an exposed position, he then went to the aid of his commander who had been a wounded and was wounded himself. Despite this, Company Havildar Major Ram took command of the company and led them in hand to hand fighting, to stop the enemy's counter attack. He was wounded again but continued to rally his men until he collapsed and died. For most prestigious award for gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on July 27, 1943.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith