Bashir, Ahmed

Nationality:
Indian (1858-1947, British Colony)

Biography

He was also awarded the:
India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31
India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37
Pakistan Independence Medal 1948

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
6th Rajputana Rifles, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"'This officer on reaching his forward platoon found that the V.C.O. and most of the senior N.C.O's. had been killed or wounded. The enemy were in occupation of a strongly entrenched and loop holed position about 70 or 80 yards away. He immediately seized a rifle and fired at a hostile who had crawled up to the bodies of the casualties which were lying in the open some 60 yards in front of his position and within 10 yards of that of the enemy. He continued to fire and cover the casualties although twice wounded. His action set a fine example to his men and enabled the bodies of the casualties and their arms including one V.B. Gun to be retrieved later when a counter attack had dislodged the enemy."
Military Cross (MC)

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