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The Second Ride of Lance Dafadar (later Jemadar) Gobind Singh (d.1942), VC, 28th Light Cavalry Attached to 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse) at Peizieres, 1 December 1917

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Gobind Singh was attached to the 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse) from the 28th Light Cavalry when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his extreme bravery at Peizieres in France during the battle of Epéhy. He volunteered three times to carry messages between the regiment and brigade headquarters, a distance of 2.4km (1.5 miles). He set off each time on horseback but had one horse killed by machine gun fire, one shot and one killed by a direct hit from a German shell, so in the end he delivered the messages on foot.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 35.2 x W 50.4 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1960-05-265

Acquisition method

gift from Brigadier D. E. Whitworth, 1960

Work type


National Army Museum

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