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VC1176    Richhpal Ram

Name   Richhpal Ram   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1176   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, 6th Rajputana Rifles, 4th Battalion


Now   Rajputana Rifles  Indian Army

Rank VC Won    Subadar

Rank End Of Career   Subadar

Place Of Birth   Barda, Patiala State, Rajputana, India

Place Of Death   Near Keren, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia)

Buried/Location Ashes   Cremated near Keren, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), State of Eritrea, Ethiopia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    4 July 1941

VC Presented   10 November 1941, Viceroy Lord Linlithgow, Red Fort, New Delhi, India


Named on Keren Cremation Memorial (column 5), 60 miles west of Asmara, Ethiopia

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

By The Way…

VC Held By




VC 1175 VC 1177
VC 1175
VC 1177

BORN    20 August 1899

DIED   12 February 1941   AGE   41

VC Won   7 February 1941    AGE    41

Place VC Won   Keren, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War