RisaldarBADLU SINGH

Died 23/09/1918

14th Murray's Jat Lancers

attd.
29th Lancers (Deccan Horse)

V C

Son of Lal Singh, of Dhakla, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Punjab.

Citation

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."

Commemorated at HELIOPOLIS (PORT TEWFIK) MEMORIAL

Location: Egypt
Number of casualties: 3727


Memorial details

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.