Service No : 12891

Service : Army

Unit : 1 JAK Rif

Arm/Regt : The J & K Rifles

Martyrdom : 1947

Rifleman Dewan Chand

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  • Mohika Chib

    2021at10:26 am Reply

    Jai Hind. I would like to thank the Indian army for taking such an initiative. I would like to comment on the above mentioned soldier — Rifleman Dewan Chand/Singh. We have listened from our elders that this brave heart left for his heavenly abode during the First Indo-Pak war in 1947-48. He was in the 1 JAK rifle which was famous by the name – Raghupratap Platoon , owned by his majesty Maharaja Hari Singh ji. I am his granddaughter and sadly I have never seen him even in the pictures. He was unmarried when he got martyred. I request you to please fetch us some information about him. At least his picture if possible. I feel honoured to be his granddaughter. The information I can provide you is that he was S/o Late Sh. Menga Ram , R/o Watala, then distt. Bhimber (Now in POK), His elder brother was also in Indian Army’s Corps of Signal — Chuni Lal, S/o Late Sh. Menga Ram. I request you to please surf the old records of 1 JAK and please fetch us alteast one picture of him so that we could get the chance to see him. It will be very kind of you if you do the needful.

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