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During the retirement of the Turkish forces at Mezera, Mesopotamia, on January 30th, 1915, Jemadar Ram-Karan, of the 33rd Queen Victoria's Own Light Cavalry, led his troop over marshy ground against several groups of the enemy's riflemen. The Jemadar and his men were fired on from both front and flank, but he directed them with much skill under trying circumstances. For his conspicuous conduct, Jemadar Ram-Karan was awarded the Indian Order of Merit.