Naik Gian Singh, Victoria Cross (VC) (1915-1996)

Photograph of Naik Gian Singh, VC, click to view larger image, this will open in a new window

Gian Singh was born in Sahabpur Village in the Punjab and served with the 15th Punjab Regiment. In Burma on 2nd March 1945 his company was advancing between Kamya and Myingyan when they came under heavy fire. He launched a single handed attack against the Japanese and despite being wounded in the arm he continued throwing grenades and attacking enemy foxholes. On 16th October 1945, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George VI at Buckingham Palace. Singh continued to serve in the Indian Army until his retirement. He died in 1996.

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