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VC558   Darwan Sing Negi

BORN   4 March 1883

DIED   24 June 1950   AGE   63

VC Won   23-24 November 1914  AGE  33

Place VC Won   Festubert, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Darwan Sing Negi   No.   2981-A   

VC Issue No.   558   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Indian Army, 39th Garhwal Rifles, 1st Battalion

Later   18th Royal Garhwal Rifles

Now   The Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Naik

Rank End Of Career   Subadar

Place Of Birth   Kabartir Village, Karakot, Garhwal, United Provinces, India

Place Of Death   Kafarteer Village, Chamoli Garwhal District, United Provinces, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Kafarteer Village, Chamoli Garwhal District, United Provinces, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   7 December 1914

VC Presented   5 December 1914 by King George V at General HQ, St Omer, France


P  Named on memorial gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Darwan Sing Negi, retired from the army in 1920, with the rank of Subadar or Second Lieutenant

VC Held By

39th Garwhali Rifles Officers Mess, Lansdowne, nr Nagina, Bharat, Northern India



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