Skinner’s Horse ( First Horse) Second World War Soldier- Pratap Singh

Pratap Singh date of birth as recorded in his Matriculation certificate shows- 15 April 1918. The certifcate is from Punjab University Lahore, now in Pakistan. now 97, joined Army in 1938. A soldier with Skinner’s horse (first Horse), part of Armoured corp. Saw action in Middle East during Second World War for five continuous years since 1939. It was pleasure to talk to him and know about some events of history. Some recent photos are of his regimental reunion and family photos with his son, daughter, grand daughters, grand son great grand sons and great grand daughters. He leads a disciplined life in Bhiwani town, Haryana. His glowing face and alert mind at this age should inspire the present generation to lead a healthy and disciplined life.

as a young soldier of the Skinner's horse 1938As a young soldier with the Skinner’s horse

In egypt 1943In Eygpt


Pratap Singh age 97Now in Bhiwani April 2014

Regimental reunion 2013Regimental Reunion 2013

with present lot of Regimental officerWith officers in regimental reunion 2013

four generationWith Son, Daughters, grand son and great grand sons

four generation2with daughter and grand son and great grand daughters


Author with Pratap Singhthe author with Pratap Singh in Bhiwani 2014



Wheat fields in Bhiwani-Haryana, April 2014.


By Devendra K Budakoti, April 2014

Social researcher, Traveller, and Writer played diverse roles in the development sector, with a strong dedication for preservation of cultural heritage. Sharing my experince and insights on this website.