Sikh Solider who survived a Japanese bullet through the jaw serving in the British Army during Second World War celebrates his century in Hitchin.


Pritam Singh, from Meadowbank, had his family around him to mark the milestone, including a number of his five children, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mr Singh, who came to England in 1962 after surviving a bullet through his jaw fighting the Japanese with the fearsome 16th Punjab Regiment during the war – worked at Bowmans in Hitchin and Ickleford.

His son Jas Phurgura said: “Dad feels blessed.”

Via: GT1588

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