Hon Captain Gaje Ghale VC - 2nd Bn, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN: INDIA ( NAMES G to M )

Name GAJE GHALE GANJU LAMA GIAN SINGH Peter,
GILL
Rank Hon. Captain Subadar Hon Subadar Major Lieutenant
Force 2nd Bn, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles 1st Bn, 7th Gurkha Rifles 4th Bn, 15th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army Ludihana Regiment of Sikhs
VC won Basha East Hill, Burma,
24 - 27 May 1943
Ninthoukhong, Burma,
12 June 1944
Myingyan Road, Burma,
2 March 1945
Benares, Indian Mutiny,
4 June 1857
London Gaz 30 September 1943 7 September 1944 22 May 1945 23 August 1858
Born Barabak Village, Nepal Sangmo, Sikkim, India,
22 July 1924
Sahabpur Village, Punjab, India,
5 October 1920
St Paul's Parish, Dublin,
February 1816
Died 28 March 2000,
New Delhi, India
1 July 2000,
Sangmo, Sikkim, India
6 October 1996,
Nawashahr, India
24 October 1868,
Morar, India
Grave Cremated Almoda, Dehradun Cremated Sangmo Cremated Jalandhar Cantt Artillery Lines Cemetery, Gwalior,
( grave not marked )
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Gurkha Museum, Winchester Not publicly held Sold at auction
Remarks None None None None

INDIA ( G to M )

Name GOBIND SINGH John Pennington,
HARMAN
Hastings Edward,
HARRINGTON
Henry,
HARTIGAN
Rank Jemadar Lance Corporal Captain Lieutenant
Force 28th Light Cavalry
( att'd 2nd Lancers ( Gardner's Horse ))
4th Bn, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Bengal Artillery 9th ( Queen's Royal ) Lancers
VC won Peizieres, France,
1 December 1917
Kohima, India,
8 - 9 April 1944
Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
14 - 22 November 1857 *
Agra, Indian Mutiny,
8 June 1857
London Gaz 11 January 1918 22 June 1944 24 December 1858 19 June 1860
Born Damoi Village, Jodhpur, India,
7 December 1887
Beckenham, Kent,
20 July 1914
Hinton Parva, Wiltshire,
9 November 1832
Drumlea, Co Fermanagh,
March 1826
Died 9 December 1942,
Nagaur, Rajputana, India
9 April 1944,
Kohima, India
20 July 1861,
Agra, India
29 October 1886,
Calcutta, India
Grave Cremated Damoi Village Kohima War Cemetery
( image courtesy Iain MacFarlaine )
Agra Cemetery
( image courtesy Iain MacFarlaine )
Barrackpore New Cemetery,
( grave not marked )
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, Maidstone Not publicly held Not publicly held
Remarks None None * Elected by the regiment None

INDIA ( G to M )

Name David,
HAWKES
Samuel,
HILL
Duncan Charles,
HOME
ISHAR SINGH
Rank Private Sergeant Lieutenant Subadar
Force 2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade 90th Perthshire Light Infantry,
( Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ))
Corps of Bengal Engineers 28th Punjabis, Indian Army
VC won Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
11 March 1858
Secundra Bagh, Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
16 - 17 November 1857 *
Kashmir Gate, Delhi,
14 September 1857
Waziristan, NW Frontier,
10 April 1921
London Gaz 24 December 1858 24 December 1858 18 June 1858 25 November 1921
Born Witham, Essex,
1822
Glenavy, Co Antrim,
1826
Jubbelpore, India,
10 June 1828
Nenwan, Punjab, India,
30 December 1895
Died 14 August 1858,
Fyzabad, India
21 February 1863,
Meerut, India
1 October 1857,
Malagarh, India *
2 December 1963,
Nenwan, India
Grave Burial location unknown St John's Cemetery, Meerut,
( grave not marked )
Bilaspur Cemetery, Bulandshahr, Nr Aligarh,
( large tomb )
Cremated Panam Village, Punjab
Location
of VC
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield Not publicly held Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None * Elected by the regiment * Killed whilst laying a mine None

INDIA ( G to M )

Name Hanson Chambers Taylor,
JARRETT
KAMAL RAM James,
KENNY
LALA
Rank Colonel Hon Major Private Jemadar
Force 20th Punjab Infantry
( ex - 26th Bengal Native Infantry )
3rd Bn, 8th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army 53rd Regiment,
( King's Shropshire Light Infantry )
41st Dogras
VC won Baroun Village, Indian Mutiny,
14 October 1858
Monte Cassino, Italy,
12 May 1944
Secundra Bagh, Lucknow,
16 November 1857
El Orah, Mesopotamia ( Iraq ),
21 January 1916
London Gaz 18 June 1859 27 July 1944 24 December 1858 13 May 1916
Born Madras, India,
22 March 1839
Bholupura Village, India,
17 December 1924
Dublin,
1824
Parol, Himachal Pradesh, India,
20 April 1876
Died 11 April 1891,
Saugor, India
1 July 1982,
Bholupura Village, India
2 October 1862,
Mooltan, India
23 March 1927,
Parol, India
Grave Saugor New Cemetery,
( headstone may not now exist )
Cremated Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan Mooltan Cemetery,
( grave not marked )
Cremated Parol Village
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held Not publicly held
Remarks None None None None

INDIA ( G to M )

Name Patrick,
MAHONEY
Peter,
MCMANUS
James William,
MILLER

Rank Sergeant Sergeant Hon Lieutenant
Force 1st Madras ( European ) Fusiliers,
( Royal Dublin Fusiliers )
5th Regiment,
( Northumberland Fusiliers )
Bengal Ordnance Department
VC won Mungalwar, Indian Mutiny,
21 September 1857
Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
26 September 1857
Sikra, Agra, Indian Mutiny,
28 October 1857

London Gaz 18 June 1858 18 June 1858 25 February 1862
Born Waterford, Co Waterford,
1827
Tynan, Co Armagh,
March 1829
Glasgow,
1820

Died 30 October 1857,
Alum Bagh, Lucknow, India
27 April 1859,
Allahabad, India *
12 June 1892,
Simla, India

Grave Burial location unknown Probably buried in a mass grave in Allahabad Simla Churchyard,
( grave not marked )

Location
of VC
British Library, London Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Museum, Alnwick Castle Not publicly held
Remarks None * Died of smallpox None

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