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VC697   Shahamad Khan

BORN   1 July 1879

DIED   28 July 1947   AGE   68

VC Won   12-13 April 1916   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Beit-Ayeesa, Mesopotamia, now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Shahamad Khan   No.   1605   

VC Issue No.   697   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, 89th Punjab Regiment

Later   8th Punjab Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Baloch Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Naik (Corporal)

Rank End Of Career   Jemadar (First Lieutenant)

Place Of Birth   Takhti, Rawalpindi, Tehsil District, Pakistan

Place Of Death   Takhti, Rawalpindi, Tehsil District, Pakistan

Buried/Location Ashes   Takhti Village Cemetery, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   13 November 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

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

By The Way…

Correct name Shahmad Khan appears in later records

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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