Service No: IC-1267

Service: Army

Last Rank : Major

UNIT: 1 Mech Infantry

Regiment: Mechanised Infantry

Date of Martyrdom : 21 November 1962

Major Hensman

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  • M Iyer

    2017at4:08 pm Reply

    My mother (Mrs G R Lakshmi) knew Major Hensman when she worked in the Indian Army’s accounts department in Tiruchy. She remembers him as a brave officer and a ‘pukka gentleman’. She even has his autograph in her autograph book. The other soldiers in his regiment said that he was ambushed when posted on the front during the China aggression of 1962. The Chinese soldiers asked him to surrender but he refused and was shot while reaching for his gun. Major Hensman was truly a brave son of India.

  • M Iyer

    2017at4:10 pm Reply

    I tried posting a picture of his autograph but the link above does not work. Please contact me via email and I will be happy to send you the photo.

  • Meenal Joshi

    2017at12:52 pm Reply

    Your story of courage and sacrifice is truly remarkable. It will continue to inspire the future generations of India.
    Jai hind..

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