Families of Karmuwala

Last Updated 12 Feb 2021

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Bahadur Singh

Born in 1923 to Sunder Singh and Attri, of Karmuwala, Gharka, Amritsar, India. Served in the 12th Frontier Force Regiment 3rd Royal Bn as a Sepoy (Service No 16313).  Died in WW2 on 15 May 1944  at the age  of 21. [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Commonwealth War Graves CASSINO MEMORIAL Panel 19. Italy

Bhan Singh

Son of Wasakha Singh; b. 1894, v. & p.o. Gharka, t. Tarn Taran, dt. Amritsar; occ. Agriculture; served Shanghai Municipal Police as Constable No. 20; joined I.N.A. as Volunteer; contributed 7000 dollars to the I N.A. fund. [1] It is not clear if he is the Bhan Singh who had subdued Harbant Singh, the assassin of Buddha Singh (on 6 Apr 1927) in Shanghai.

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 1

[2] – RED TURBANS ON THE BUND: SIKH MIGRANTS, POLICEMEN, AND REVOLUTIONARIES IN SHANGHAI, 1885-1945

Chanchal Singh

Son of Bishan Singh; b. 1914, v. & p.o. Gharka, t. Tarn Taran, dt. Amritsar; ed. knows Urdu; occ. Agriculture; was a Watchman in Singapore; contributed 1000 dollars to the I.N.A. fund; joined I.N.A. as Volunteer. [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 1

Chet Singh

Son of Jhanda Singh, of Karmu Wala, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Punjab. Served as a Lance Naik (Service No: 2091) in the 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) 1st Bn and died in WW1  on 02 November 1917. [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Commonwealth War Graves – Basra Memorial Panel 53

Dalip Singh

Son of Jowahar Singh; b. 1919, v. Karmuwala, p.o. Gharka,t. Tarn Taran, dt. Amritsar; occ. Agriculture; joined the Indian Army. on 11 April, 1937 as Sepoy No. 11251 and served with the 1/15th Pb. Regt.; joined I.N.A. in 1942 as Hav. No. 54836 at Rangoon, taken P.O.W.; brought to India and was kept in Jigar Kacha Camp; released in June, 1946. [1] Based on property records from 1962 Dalip Singh also had a brother, Santa Singh.

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 1

Hazara Singh

Son of Badan Singh; b. 1909, v. & p.o. Gharka, t. Tarn Taran dt. Amritsar; ed. literate; occ. Agri- culture; served in Shanghai Municipal Police as Warder No. 17; contributed 1200 dollars to the I.N.A. fund; joined I.N.A. [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 1

Jai Singh (alias Nir Bhai Singh)

Son of Mehtab Singh from village Karmuwala.  Returned to India from Manila on 8 Jan 1914 via the SS Lopez and Kistana Maru.

 

Sources:

[1] – Return of Indians from America and the Far East. Decision that the Cost of Telegrams sent by the Colonial Secetary Hong Kong on the Subject should be Debited to the Government of India

Jaswant Singh

Son of Dara Singh: 1924; v. & p.o. Gharka, t. Tarn Taran, dt. Amritsar; ed. literate; occ- Agriculture; served l.N.A. for 4 years in Propaganda Department [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 2

Santokh Singh

Son of Bhagat Singh; b. 1923, v. Gharka, t. Tarn Taran, dt. Amritsar;dt. Amritsar; ed. literate; occ. Agriculture; took part in Kissan morchas 1938 and 1939; underwent 9 months’ imprisonment in Lahore Jail. [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 2

Sunder Singh

Son of Pal Singh; b. 1900, v. & p.o. Gharka, t. Tarn Taran, dt. Amritsar; occ. Agriculture; served Shanghai Municipal Police as constable No. 535; donated 6100 dollars to I.N.A. funds; joined I.N.A. as volunteer. [1]

 

Sources:

[1] – Who’s Who Punjab Freedom Fighters Vol 2