World War-II hero, Colonel Harwant Singh is no more


World War - II hero and Retired Colonel Harwant Singh passed away in Patiala, Punjab at age of 95. About Colonel Harwant Singh: He was appointed in 2nd Sikh Battalion of the British Army in September 1941.

Image of Colonel Harwant Singh

Image of Colonel Harwant Singh

Pioneer in World War II - 2nd Sikh Battalion of the British Army

  • During the World War - II he had assisted in Palestine, North Africa, Iraq, Cyprus and Italy for the British Army.
  • He was also take charge of the flag - hoisting ceremony held at Princess Park on 15th August 1947 and Red Fort on 16th August 1947 during the first Independence Day celebration of 1947.
  • Then he selected for take charge of four Sikh in the Kashmir valley.
  • After that he was transferred to the Rajputana Rifles in December 1951.
  • He had commanded six and eighteen Rajputana Rifles and also the Rajputana Rigid Centre.
  • During the occurrence of fighting with Pakistan in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir in October 1947, he was one of the leading commanders on the field.
  • He was felicitated as one of the saviors of Srinagar for his role in these fighting.

His achievements:

  • He was awarded with the Military Cross for gentility in 1944 during an attacking against the German forces on the Gothic Line in Italy.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 7, 2015