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b. 19/12/1900 India. d. 17/11/1983 India.

 

DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 06/1931 Punjab, India.

 

Bhim Singh Yadava (1901-1983) was born on 19th December 1900, probably in the Punjab, India. Sadly, little is known about his life like many of the Punjabi born GC recipients of the 1930s. Bhim Singh Yadava joined the Punjab Police Force, and rose to the rank of Sub-Inspector by the early 1930s.

 

In June 1931, in the Punjab, India, he displayed great courage and a total disregard for danger in effecting the capture of a native who had shot dead two people and was attacking another. For these actions he was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal of the Civil Division on 29th December 1931. Just under 9 years later, following the creation of the George Cross, he like all other recipients of the EGM saw their award exchanged.

 

Bhim Singh Yadava later rose to the rank of Superintendent before retirement. He died on 17th November 1983 in India and it is believed he was cremated. His GC, 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal and 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal are not publicly held.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE: UNKNOWN - PROBABLY CREMATED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhim Singh Yadava EGM

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“The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the Award of the Medal of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to the undermentioned: -

 

For Gallantry.

Bhim Singh. Sub-Inspector of Police, Punjab. For great courage and a total disregard of danger in effecting the capture of a native of the Jullunder district who had shot two persons dead and had attacked another.”

1st January 1932 - Terry Hissey