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Army’s oldest gunner officer passes away

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Chandigarh, May 22

The Army’s oldest surviving artillery officer, Major Gurdial Singh Jallanwalia (103), has marched into oblivion. A veteran of the World War IIand two wars against Pakistan, he had settled in Ludhiana.

Major Jallanwalia and 13 of his family members served in the defence forces and have the distinction of participating in all wars fought by the Army since the World War I.

Born on August 21, 1917, Maj Jallanwalia passed out from the Royal Indian Military School, Jalandhar, and joined the Mountain Artillery Training Center in June 1935.

He hung up his boots in 1967. — TNS



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