Naik Jadunath Singh and 4th Battalion Brigade of Guards (1 Rajput) – 222 Years of Glory and Valour.
The 4th Battalion Brigade of Guards was raised on 15 Sep 1798 at Sasseram , Bihar. It had been part of Battle of Delhi in 1803 , was awarded an Honorary Colour. It was part of Battles of Bharatpur in 1805 and 1826. it again took part in Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900 and in WWI saw active participation at Dujaila Redoubt. During WW II it saw action in Burma . It took the Japanese Surrender at Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1945 ( Celebrating 75 Years in 2020).
In 1922 it became Ist Battalion (Queen Victoria’s Own Light Infantry ) (QVOLI) 7th Rajput Regiment.
It was located in Razmak in 1947 when Partition of India was announced , the return of the battalion from Razmak to India is a story of Valour and Pride. In fact the Indian Tricolour was hoisted by the Battalion in Razmak (now in Pakistan) on 15 Aug 1947.
In 1947 it was named Ist Battalion Rajput Regiment
The Battalion was part of UNEF in Gaza in 1964-65 and then in 1971 took part Bangladesh War and was among the First to enter Dacca.The Battalion has won 23 Battle /Theatre Honours till date and awarded One PVC, 2 MVC and 13 VrC gallantry awards apart from numerous other awards.
A Rs Six stamp was issued on 15 Sep 1998 to mark the Bicentenary of this Battalion. It was Printed at Nashik India Security Press and print run was 0.7 Million. The Battalion Celebrated its 222nd Anniversary of Raising on 15 Sep 2020.
Jadunath Singh was born in 1916 at Village Khajuri,Tehsil Jalalabad , District Shahjahanpur of Uttar Pradesh in a Peasant Rajput Family. He joined the Army as a Soldier during Second World War. In 1943 after training was posted to First Battalion of 7th Rajput Regiment (NOW 4 Guards (1Rajput)). His story of Valour at Taindhar in Naushera in 1948 is written in Golden letters in Battalion and Nation’s history.
In 1948 Naik Jadunath Singh made the supreme sacrifice at Taindhar on 06 Feb 1948 and was awarded the Param Vir Chakra , Nation’s Highest Gallantry Award.
APS issued a Special Cover on 06 Feb 1978 to commemorate 30th Anniversary of his Martyrdom .