Abdul Rahman (GC)

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Abdul Rahman
Born 1921
Montgomery, Punjab, British India (modern Pakistan)
Died (aged 23–24)
Kletek, Java, Dutch East Indies
Allegiance  British India
Service/branch  British Indian Army
Rank Havildar
Unit 3rd Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment
Battles/wars World War II
Awards George Cross UK ribbon.png George Cross

Havildar Abdul Rahman GC was a soldier of the British Indian Army who was posthumously awarded the George Cross, the highest British (and Commonwealth) award for bravery not in combat. He was awarded the decoration for the gallantry he showed while saving three other men from a burning vehicle on 22 February 1946 in Kletek in Java.[1] He was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the 9th Jat Regiment, which had fought in the Battle of Cauldron against Rommel's forces and saw action at Imphal in 1943. His award was announced in the London Gazette of 10 September 1946.[2] His surname is sometimes spelled "Rehman".


  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 37717". The London Gazette. 10 September 1946. p. 4507. Retrieved 22 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Abdul Rahman, GC". George Cross database. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2007. 

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