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He was 40 years old, and a Jemadar in the 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force), Indian Army, attd. 57th Wilde's Rifles (F.F.) during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 26 April 1915 at Wieltje , Belgium, Jemadar Mir Dast led his platoon with great bravery during the attack, and afterwards collected various parties of the regiment (when no British officers were left) and kept them under his command until the retirement was ordered. He also displayed great courage that day when he helped to carry eight British and Indian officers to safety while exposed to heavy fire.
- Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - The Western Front 1915 (Peter F. Batchelor & Christopher Matson, 1999)
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