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b. ?  d. 02/12/1938 Jordan.

 

DATE OF EM ACTION: 26/09/1938 near Beisan, Jordan.

 

Little is known about the life of Abdul Khadir Effendi Saleh other than his actions on 26th September 1938 near Beisan, Jordan. On 1st December 1938, he was severely wounded in an engagement and died the following day.

 

EGM CITATION:

 

On  the  26th  September,   1938,  whilst  this officer  was  in  charge  of a  sabre  troop  patrolling  the  foothills,  four   miles  to  the  south-west  of  Beisan,  he  was  heavily  fired  on  by a   band   numbering   about   150   lining   both banks   of   the   Wadi   Shubash.'    Although largely    outnumbered,   Rais   Abdul   Kadir Effendi  Saleh  displayed  exceptional  qualities of   leadership,   tactical   skill,   and   coolness,and  succeeded,  after  a  brisk  fight,  in  forcing  the   enemy  to   retire.      The  band   obstinately  held  two  subsequent  positions,  and this  officer,   by  his  determination  and   skilful fire-and-movement  tactics,  drove  them  backstep  by  step  half  way  up  the  hills,  when,owing  to  the  rocky  country  and  failing  light he  was unable  to  continue. Five  of  the  enemy were  killed  and  several were  wounded. This   officer's   inspiring   leadership   stood his  troop  in  excellent  stead,  as  some  of  its members  had  only  recently  completed  their recruit  training.    He has on several  occasions given    first-class    service,    particularly    so throughout  the   disturbances  of  1936. Rais  Abdul  Kadir  Effendi   Saleh   died  on the  2nd  December,  1938,  of  wounds  inflicted during  an  engagement  on  the  previous  day.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

Abdul Khadir

Effendi Saleh EGM

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