WASKER, SILLEMAN ABAJEE (SOLOMON ABRAHAM):
Beni-Israel soldier; died about 1850. He enlisted in the Third Regiment Native (Indian) Light Infantry, Jan. 1, 1809, and was present at the battles of Puna, Rusood, Khur, Multan, Kittoor, and Gujarat, rising ultimately to the highest rank open to a native soldier, that of sirdar bahadur; he was also decorated with the first class Order of the Star of British India. He retired from the army in March, 1846, after a service of thirty seven years, during twenty-five of which he was native commander of the Beni-Israel regiment.
- H. Samuel, Sketch of Beni-Israel, pp. 24-25.