Ali Bahadur Daffadar 59383
Name Ali Bahadur
Army number 59383.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Not yet known but probably 1904.
Age 38 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined Royal Indian Army Service Corps - enlistment date not known. Posted to 25th Mule Company. Served with B.E.F. in Northern France and Belgium? Served in the UK. DIED 22/11/1942 while training in Invernesshire, Scotland.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Supervision of Drivers.
Joined Brigade 1942
Promotions Had been promoted from Driver to Daffadar.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action .DIED 22/11/1942. Buried in Grave 538 - 539, Section 3, of Kingussie Cemetery.
Home address Son of Sumundar Khan and Sahib Noor of Badyal, Hazara, Pakistan.
While we have stayed in Kingussie overnight several times on our visits to North-West Scotland we were unaware of the presence of the graves belonging to the members of the Mule Companies of the RIASC, so did not have the opportunity to photograph the headstones. Dafadar Ali Bahadur was the only casualty buried in that Cemetery, among the nine Drivers laid to rest there, who had served under 70th Infantry Brigade. His headstone, as do those of his comrades, bears a Mohammedan symbol.