This Day In History: 1914-11-02

Subedar Major Man Sing Bohra was killed in action in France on this day in 1914 leading a counter-attack near Neuve Chapelle.  The family had a long association with the 2nd Battalion.  Man Sing’s father Gopal Bohra had enlisted in the Regiment in 1858 and had been Subedar Major from 1893 to 1896.  His elder brother, who was wounded in France, was later Subedar Major too and Orderly Officer to King George V.  His son, Hari Sing Bohra, was Subedar Major when the 2nd Battalion was captured by the Japanese and died bravely after torture for trying to defend his soldiers.