"Chatta Singh, No 3398, Sepoy, 9th Bhopal Infantry, Indian Army. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in leaving cover to assist his commanding officer, who was lying wounded and helpless in the open. Sepoy Chatta Singh bound up the officer's wound, and then dug cover for him with his entrenching tool, being exposed all the time to very heavy rifle fire. For five hours until nightfall he remained beside the wounded officer, shielding him with his own body on the exposed side. He then, under cover of darkness, went back for assistance, and brought the officer into safety."
Chatta Singh was born in Tilsanda, Cawnpore, India, in 1887, son of a Ishu Singh, cultivator. He was educated at Tilsanda Village School, and joined the army on 5 July 1911, as a sepoy in the 9th Bhopal Infantry. He serves in the European War, and was awarded the Victoria Cross. He died on28th March 1961.
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