KAMAL, Ram  
Name:  Kamal, Ram
Date of birth:  December 17th, 1924 (Bholunpura, Karauli State, India)
Date of death:  July 1st, 1982 (Bholunpura, Karauli State, India)
Nationality:  Indian
Rank: Sepoy
Unit: 8th. Punjab Regiment, Indian Army
Received on: 24 October 1944
Action: On 12 May 1944 the advance of Sepoy Kamalís company was stopped near the river Gari, Italy, by four separate enemy machine-gun posts. Knowing that the capture of this position was of extreme importance, Sepoy Kamal volunteered for the destruction of the machine-gun posts. He managed to outflank the first pair of machine-gun posts and put them out of action, killing most of their crew and taking the others prisoner. Together with a Havildar he managed to put the third machine-gun post out of action in the same way as the first pair. His exceptional brave behaviour saved, without questioning, a difficult and tough situation during this battle.
Details: Later promoted to the rank of Subadar.
Kamal Ram, cremated Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India.
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- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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