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The 2nd Ride of Lance Dafadar (later Jemadar) Gobind Singh VC, 28th Light Cavalry, attached to 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse), 1 December 1917

Gobind Singh was attached to the 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse) from the 28th Light Cavalry when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his extreme bravery at Peizieres in France during the Battle of Epéhy. He volunteered three times to carry messages between the regiment and brigade headquarters, a distance of 2.4 km (1.5 miles). He set off each time on horseback but had one horse killed by machine-gun fire, one shot and one killed by a direct hit from a German shell, so in the end he delivered the messages on foot.

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NAM. 1960-05-265-1


Not NAM Copyright, Artist's Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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