Risaldar BADLU SINGH
14th Murray's Jat Lancers
Died 23 September 1918
- Secondary Unit, Regiment attd. 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse)
- Country of Service Indian
- Awards Victoria Cross
- Additional Info Son of Lal Singh, of Dhakla, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Punjab.
- Additional Citation note
An extract from the Second Supplement to the "London Gazette," dated 26th Nov., 1918, records the following:- "For the most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the morning ofthe 23rd Sept., 1918, when his squadron charged a strong enemy position on the West bank of the Jordan between the river and Khes Samariveh Village. On nearing the position Ressaidar Badlu Singh realised that the squadron was suffering casualties from a small hill on the left front occupied by machine guns and 200 infantry. Without the slightest hesitation he collected six other ranks and with the greatest dash and an entire disregard of danger charged and captured the position, thereby saving very heavy casualties to the squadron. He was mortally wounded on the very top of the hill when capturing one of the machine guns single-handed, but the guns and infantry had surrendered before he died. His valour and initiative were of the highest order."