Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din GC (EGM exchanger)

b. c. 1890 India.  d. 1972 Gujranwala, Pakistan.

DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 1930 Punjab, India.

Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din (? – 1972) is believed to have been born in India, but sadly very little is known about his life other than the events which led to the award of the Empire Gallantry Medal. He became a Sub-Inspector in the Punjab Police Force, and it was in this capacity that he was involved in the civil disturbances which broke out across India during 1930.

George Cross

The civil disturbances saw him having to deal with many very dangerous situations arising from the presence of large and hostile crowds. On several occasions, while behaving with commendable restraint, he took grave risks and was never deterred from such steps as were necessary to maintain law and order and the prestige of the government.

He was awarded the EGM on 2nd June 1931, and in September 1940, following the creation of the George Cross, he was automatically entitled to exchange his medal. Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din died in the Punjab in 1972, and it is believed he was cremated. His George Cross is held within his family.