MUHAMMED KHAN A FORGOTTEN HERO MARTYR OF WORLD WAR ONE
DEBRIS OF A HOUSE IN LAHORE REVEALS MEDAL SENT BY KING GEORGE
The Britishers used the Indian Army in their fights in World War one in 1915. We do now that a lot of soldiers went from Punjab to France at that time. Villages in Punjab boast of soldiers sent to fight the British cause. In the area of Pakistan, Chakwal is famous for contributing such brave men to the mission. It is also known that people from Lahore also went to France and are acknowledged by plaques in those fields of Europe. Of the many people martyred there, King George sent a letter of condolence to the family of the dead soldier.
A recently demolished house in Lahore turned out a forgotten medal in its debris. The man MUHAMMED KHAN FROM LAHORE died in the British service in World War one. To commemorate his death, King George sent a BRONZE MEDAL highlighting that HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR. The letter obviously is missing. Who was Muhammed Khan? We do not know but this we know that the urban city of Lahore did produce brave men in those times too and they fought on the battle field of Europe, and scarcely remembered by any one. There is knack of history that it enfolds itself sooner or later. Obviously the man must have belonged to the Punjab Regiment, and that regiment is active to this day in the Pakistan Army.