S. Gurdit Singh Charterer

Full Name of Passenger who Arrived to Vancouver: S. Gurdit Singh Charterer

Deported from Vancouver: Yes

Avoided Arrest in the Aftermath of the Riot: Yes

Emigrant District: Amritsar

Emigrant Village: Sarhali

Biography: Baba Gurdit Singh, son of Hookum Singh from Sirhali village in the Amritsar district, was a contractor who had lived for years in the Malay States and in Singapore. During a visit to Hong Kong in December 1913, he had been impressed by the number of Sikhs looking for entry into Canada or the United States and he decided to help. The Komagata Maru was chartered in his name and he was the leader on [...] Read complete biography

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Komagata Maru incident [Gurdit Singh on board]
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Hopkinson to Reid re Gurdit Singh mistreating passengers. Page 1
Account of the meeting of the Committee appointed by the passengers who have taken the matter out of Gurdit Singh's hands. Page 1