Son of a signaller in the 14th Sikhs
After a lucky escape at the age of 11, Havildar Waryam Singh joined a renowned Sikh regiment and saw action in Gallipoli, Egypt, Mesopotamia and Waziristan from 1914-1919. He was wounded in action.
After the war ended he was selected to go to England where he met King George V at Buckingham Palace.
He later became a recipient of the Indian Distinguished Service Medal.
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Total length (approx.): 11 minsInterviewer: Harjit Singh (Australian Sikh Heritage Association)Date: September 2014Location: Sydney, AustraliaTranslators: Tarunpreet Singh (Australian Sikh Heritage Association) & Sukhdeep JodhaImage credit: Harjit Singh (Australian Sikh Heritage Association)