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Death Penny: World War I, 1914-18, Surain Singh

Started by mitresh, April 24, 2014, 09:11:57 AM

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mitresh

British India, World War I, 1914-18, Death Penny Medallion/Plaque, Bronze, 121 mm, in name of SURAIN SINGH



A poignant reminder to the fallen soldiers of World War I. Many Indian soldiers of the Sikh Regiment named SURAIN SINGH died fighting for democracy and freedom in France, Belgium and other countries. The "Lion-hearted" Singhs (Singh means Lion) of India fought in an alien land far away from their country, family and relatives, they braved bullets and bayonets, cold and snow, but they fought ferociously till their end giving their youth and sacrificing their life for the relative peace and prosperity that post World War nations enjoy today.

See here for more on this medallion type.

See also previous discussions here.

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rishiindiana

Very nice Mitresh Ji...
There are total of only 18 Surain Singh listed with British Indian Army who died in WW1.
And if your information is correct that the plaque you have is of Surain Singh in Sikh Regiment, then here is some more info for you..


SURAIN SINGH

Rank: Havildar
Service No: 1048
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Regiment/Service: 47th Sikhs

Additional Information:
Son of Lehna Singh, of Kala, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Punjab.

mitresh

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rishiindiana

Welcome Mitresh ji...
Its nice to see new threads adding up on this forum with interest in Medals and Orders :)

mitresh

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