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Yeshwant Ghadge
Birth: Nov. 16, 1921
Death: Jul. 10, 1944

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Palasgaon, Village, India, he served as a Naik (Corporal) in the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry, Indian Army. At Tiber Valley, Italy, on July 10, 1944, Naik Ghadge commanded a rifle section which came under heavy machine-gun fire at close range which killed or wounded almost all members of the section. Without hesitation Naik Ghadge rushed the machine-gun position, first throwing a grenade which knocked out the machine-gun and then he shot one of the gun crew. Finally, having no time to change his magazine, he clubbed to death the two remaining members of the crew. He then fell mortally wounded, shot by an enemy sniper. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on November 2, 1944. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cassino War Cemetery
Cassino
Provincia di Frosinone
Lazio, Italy
Plot: No Known Grave; name is lited at Panel 17 on the Cassino Memorial.
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2005
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Yeshwant Ghadge
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Yeshwant Ghadge
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Yeshwant Ghadge
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014

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