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Dast, Mir b. December 3, 1874 d. January 19, 1945 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Maiden, Tirah, India, he served as a Jemada (Lieutenant) in the 55th Coke's Rifles, Indian Army, attached to the 57th Wilde's Rifles, Frontier Force. On April 26, 1915, Jemadar Mir Dast led his platoon during the attack at St Jean, near Ypres, Belgium. During the engagement, he risked his life to carry eight wounded British and Indian officers to safety while exposed to very heavy fire. When no British officers were left, he collected various units...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Warsak Road Cemetery, Shagi Landi Kyan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Jotham, Eustace b. November 28, 1883 d. January 7, 1915 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Captain, in the 51st Sikhs, Indian Army, attached Waziristan Militia. During operations against Khostwal tribesmen at North Waziristan, Pakistan, on January 7, 1915, Captain Jotham, was commanding a squad of men when attacked. Surrounded by an overwhelming force of some 1,500 tribesmen, he gave the order to retire. He could have himself escaped, but sacrificed his life attempting to rescue one of his men who had lost his horse. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Miranshar Cemetery, North Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Kenny, William David b. February 1, 1899 d. January 2, 1920 Waziristan Campaign Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 39th Garwhal Rifles, Indian Army. While in command at Kot Kai, Waziristan, his unit was repeatedly attacked by the Mahsuds in greatly superior numbers. For over four hours he maintained his position in hand-to-hand fighting, engaging the enemy with bomb and bayonet. He saved the situation and kept intact the right flank, on which depended on the success of the operation and the safety of the troops in rear. In...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Jandola Cemetery, Jandola, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan