The Great War
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As First Class Sub-Assistant-Surgeon Vroj-Lal Umed Ram Pandit, of the Indian Medical Department, was treating Indian soldiers, wounded in the Persian Gulf operations, outside a hut at Mazera on December 7th, 1914, a wounded Sepoy was shot. The Surgeon at once seized the Sepoy's bayonet, and bursting open the door, which was locked, gallantly entered the hut. He found an Arab crouching down under some grass with his rifle close by. He thereupon seized him and dragged him out, and thus prevented further injury to the wounded. His cool and courageous conduct was rewarded with the Indian Order of Merit.