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Muslim VC Holders

Muslim VC Holders

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Muslim VC Holders
There are 1,352, recipients of the COVETED VICTORIA CROSS since its inceptionover 155 years ago..list includes the lone unknown soldier in Arlington Cemetery.However, a total of 1,355 VCs have been awarded, as three people have had it twice -a distinction known as "VC and Bar", which means you are about as brave as it ispossible to be without winning a war on your own. Just 9 VC holders are still alive, eachof whom also receives £1,495 a year...
Name NationalityDate of actionConflict Unit Place of action Notes
1.....jamedar abdul hafiz..He was 19 years old, and a Jemadar  in the 9th Jat Regiment,in the Indian Army during World War  II when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.On 6 April 1944 north of  Imphal, India,Jemadar Abdul Hafiz was ordered to attack with his platoon a prominent position held by the enemy, the only approach to which was across a bare slope andthen up a very steep cliff. The Jemadar led the assault, killing several of the enemy himself andthen pressed on regardless of machine-gun fire from another feature. He received two wounds,the second of which was fatal, but he had succeeded in routing an enemy vastly superior innumbers and had captured a most important position.His VC is on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum,London.
2....Sub Khuda Dad Khan..129 DCO Baluchis..
badge 129 duke of caunnaught's own baluchis..

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