b. ? d. ?
DATE OF AM ACTION: 16/05/1898 Lowarai Pass, India.
Little is known about the life of Shaikh Abdul Samand AM of the Bengal Sappers & Miners other than the events which led to his Albert Medal.
The Queen has been graciously pleased to confer the “Albert Medal of the Second Class” upon— Lieutenant Ranald Hume Macdonald, Royal Engineers; 3409 Lance-Naik Habib Khan, Bengal Sappers and Miners; 4571 Sapper Shekh Abdul Samand, Bengal Sappers and Miners; 4872 Sapper Kalian Khan, Bengal Sappers and Miners; in recognition of their gallantry in saving the life of Sepoy Karm Dad, of the 27th Bengal Infantry, who, with certain native officers and men of that Corps, had been overwhelmed in an avalanche near the summit of the Lowarai Pass on the 16th May 1898.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.