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Regiment & Unit/Ship

51st Sikhs (Frontier Force)

Date of Death

Died 07 January 1915

Age 31 years old

Buried or commemorated at


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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service Indian
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of Frederick Charles and Mary G. A. Jotham, of Millington Rd., Cambridge. (Buried Miranshar Cem. 4. 45. North Waziristan.).
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from Supplement to the "London Gazette," dated 23rd July, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery on 7th January, 1915, at Spina Khaisora (Tochi Valley). During operations against the Khostwal tribesmen Capt. Jotham, who was commanding a party of about a dozen of the North Waziristan Militia, was attacked in a nullah and almost surrounded by an overwhelming force of some 1,500 tribesmen. He gave the order to retire and could have himself escaped, but most gallantly sacrificed his own life by attempting to effect the rescue of one of his men who had lost his horse."

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