|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO SUBADAR RAM SARUP SINGH, 2ND BN, 1ST PUNJAB REGIMENT, INDIAN ARMY, HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY THE LORD ASHCROFT VC COLLECTION.|
|11 December 2013|
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|Medal entitlement of Subadar Ram Sarup Singh,
2nd Bn, 1st Punjab Regiment
Image courtesy of the Lord Ashcroft Collection / © IWM
|The Victoria Cross and campaign medals awarded to Subadar Ram Sarup Singh, 2nd Bn, 1st Punjab Regiment, Indian Army, has been acquired by the Michael Ashcroft Trust the holding institution for the Lord Ashcroft VC Collection. The VC group will go on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery housed in the Imperial War Museum, London.
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 8 February 1945 ], Kennedy Peak, Tiddim Area, Burma, 25 October 1944, Jemadar ( Acting Subadar ) Ram Sarup Singh, 2nd Bn, 1st Punjab Regiment, Indian Army.
In Burma on the 25th October 1944, two platoons of the 1st Punjab Regiment were ordered to put in a diversionary attack on the flank of an enemy position. This feature was of exceptional natural strength and was defended by a large force of fresh Japanese troops who had turned the hill into a fortress. Every approach was covered by medium and light machine guns sited in bunkers.
Subadar Ram Sarup Singh has no known grave and therefore his name is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial in Burma, Face 30.
Iain Stewart, 11 December 2013