PEOPLE
This section provides a list of important and prominent figures from Anglo-Sikh History which have been listed in alphabetical order, according to ethnicity and time period.


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Prominent Figures

Maharajah Duleep Singh

Max Arthur
Macauliffe
Charles Freer Andrews
Colonel J Brasyer
Maharaja Ranjit Singh

 


Sikh Regiment Victoria Cross Winners

The Victoria Cross is the highest and most prestigious award for
gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Instituted in 1856 and given until March, 1943, the Victoria Cross was made from guns captured by the British at Sebastopol during the Crimean War. The right to receive the VC was extended to Indian soldiers only in 1911

Ishar Singh VC

Nand Singh VC
Gian Singh VC
Parkash Singh VC

Captain Ishar Singh was the first Sikh soldier to win a Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour in the British Empire.

On 10 April 1921 near Haidari Kach, North West Frontier, India, Sepoy Ishar Singh was No. 1 of a Lewis gun section. Early in the fighting he was severely wounded, all the officers and havildars of his company became casualties and his Lewis gun was seized. He recovered the gun and went into action again although his wound was bleeding profusely, but when ordered to have it dressed, he went instead to help the medical officer, carrying water to the wounded, taking a rifle and helping to keep down enemy fire and acting as a shield while the medical officer was dressing a wound. It was nearly three hours before he submitted to being evacuated. Later achieved rank of Captain. Read More>

 


Prominent Women

Maharani Jindan Kaur

Bibi Balbir Kaur
Emily Eden
Maharani Sada Kaur
Mai Bhago

 


Great Sikhs


Bhagat Pooran Singh

Bhai Fauja Singh
Sant Jarnail Singh
Bhai Randhir Singh
Bhai Vir Singh


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