Service No: IO-61341

Date of Birth: Mar 29, 1916

Place of Birth: Titoli, Uttar Pradesh

Service: Army

Last Rank : Jemadar

Last Unit : 1 (Para) Bn Kumaon

Regiment : The Kumaon Regiment

Operation: J&K Ops

Award: Vir Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 11, 1947

Jemadar Dhan Singh VrC

Jemadar Dhan Singh was born on 29 March 1916 in Titoli  village in Almora district, Uttar Pradesh. He was  son of Shri Ram Singh. Jemadar Dhan Singh was inducted into the 1 (para)  of The Kumaon Regiment on 29 March 1934.

 

Indo – Pak War : 1947-1948

 

On 11 December, 1947, a patrol consisting of one company of Kumaon Regiment was  to clear raiders from a ridge in the area of Uri. Jemadar Dhan Singh’s team was leading the patrol  and when they reached upto about 400 yards from the top of the ridge the leading section observed an enemy post immediately in front of them and some movement on their right flank. Jemadar Dhan Singh signalled the patrol to take up an all-round defensive position and he himself went up to the forward section to carry out a recce.

 

Having spotted the enemy positions, he ordered his team to advance. As soon as the platoon advanced the enemy opened heavy fire but he ordered the platoon to charge with fixed bayonets and without thinking of his personal safety, he himself led from the front. The attack was successful and the enemy was routed from the position after they suffered heavy causalities. However, the retreat of enemy came with a price, Jemadar Dhan Singh too lost his life while fighting the enemy.

 

Jemadar Dhan Singh was Posthumously awarded Vir Chakra for his raw courage, valour and exemplary leadership.

Citation for the Vir Chakra Awarded to him reads:-

A patrol consisting of one company of Kumaon Regiment was detailed to clear raiders from a ridge in the area of Uri on 11 December, 1947. Jemadar Dhan Singh’s platoon was leading. The patrol reached up to about 400 yards from the top of the ridge when the leading section observed an enemy post immediately in front of them and some movement on their right flank. Jemadar Dhan Singh signalled the patrol to take up an all-round defensive position and himself  went up to the forward section to carry out a recce.

Having spotted the enemy positions, he ordered his platoon to advance. As soon as the platoon advanced the enemy opened heavy fire but he ordered the platoon to charge with fixed bayonets and disregarding his personal safety he himself led it in the front. The attack was successful and the enemy was routed from the position, having suffered heavy causalities.

Jemadar Dhan Singh was awarded Vir Chakra (Posthumous) for an act of gallantry in Jammu and kashmir.

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1 Comment
  • Maj B S Rautela

    2021at8:57 pm Reply

    Sir, I am Maj B S Rautela, nephew of Jem Dhan Singh, VrC(posthumous )

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