Indian Order of Merit
Indian Order of Merit (IOM) was a military and civilian decoration of British India. It was established in 1837, although following the Partition of India in 1947, it was decided to discontinue the award and in 1954 a separate Indian honours system was developed, to act retrospectively to 1947. For a long period of time, the IOM was the highest decoration that a native member of the British Indian Army could receive and initially it had three divisions. This was changed in 1911 when Indian servicemen became eligible for the Victoria Cross.
List of Jat Recipients
- Here is partial list of Jat Recipients of Indian Order of Merit. You may add more.
- Subedar Basti Ram - First Indian to get Indian Order of Merit Award in 1839.
- Sepoy Bhawani Singh - Got Indian Order of Merit award in Gilzai war.
- Honorary Captain Sardar Bahadur Dr. Kartar Singh Grewal, OBI (1st Class 1939)
- Captain Sardar Bahadur Bhola Singh Gulia, OBI (1st Class), Indian Survey Regiment of Badli, Haryana.
- Honorary Captain Sardar Bahadur Shankar Dass Randhawa, OBI (1st Class), 2nd Punjab Regiment.
- Captain Sardar Bahadur Kishan Singh Grewal Of Kila Raipur, OBI (1st and 2nd Class)
- Sardar Bahadur Risaldar Major Malook Singh Ahlawat OBI (1st Class),of Gochhi Haryana- Cavalry (Awal Rissala).
- Subedar Bahadur Puran Singh Saran, OBI (2nd Class) (Pind: Mallah, Jagraon, Ludhiana District, Punjab, India.
- Subedar Bahadur Richhpal Singh, OBI (2nd Class).
- Havildar Ishwar Singh - In 1897 Battle of Saragarhi-36 Sikh
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