MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMY1914/15 Star 3433 PTE. G.E.A. BEAZELEY. 28-LOND.R.
British War Medal LIEUT. G.E.A. BEAZELEY.
Victory Medal LIEUT. G.E.A. BEAZELEY.
India General Service Medal Afghanistan NWF1919 / Waziristan 1919-21 LIEUT. G.E.A. BEAZELEY. 11 GRKS.
Defence Medal Un-named
1939-45 War Medal Un-named
Copy records. George Edward Armitage Beazeley was born 13 April 1898 in Basingstoke. Educated at Cheltenham and City of London School.
Enlisted in March 1915 in the 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles) and went to France 11 August 1915.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment November 1916. In December 1916 he was invalided to UK with influenza. May 1917 he was appointed a probationer for the Indian Army. Posted to 3/8th Gurkha Rifles August 1917. 1919 served with the 3rd Battalion, 11th Gurkha Rifles as Quarter Master. Station Officer, 9th Indian Infantry Brigade 1922. Retired 31 August 1923.
In April 1938 he wrote to the War Office offering his services; "I was in the Indian Army and on the administrative staff for eight years but I am now a highly paid businessman employed for the past eight years by Messrs John Lewis & Peter Jones as a buyer..... in the event of a national crisis it could be extremely difficult to find experienced and trustworthy recruits for that section of the Ordnance Department dealing with buying.... May I take the opportunity of offering my services..." The War Office declined his offer at this time but would keep him on file.
18 June 1940 posted to the 10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment in London.
October 1940 posted to Royal West African Frontier Force, served with the 13th Nigeria Regiment until May 1942 when he was ordered to report to No.3 Infantry Training Centre in Bury St. Edmunds. 1942 posted to the 10/19th Hyderabad Regiment. Promoted Major and appointed 2nd in command of the battalion. Released from service 21 January 1946 with rank of Major. He died in Essex in March 1970.
Group of Six: £395 RESERVED
|Afghanistan Medal BHISHTI RAHDOO 27TH
A water carrier serving with the 27th Punjab Native Infantry.
|India General Service Medal
1914 Star COL: A.L. PHILLIPS
British War Medal COL. A.L. PHILLIPS.
Victory Medal COL. A.L. PHILLIPS.
Copy research. Alfred Lucian Phillips was born 24 March 1861 in Bombay, the son of Lieut. Alfred Phillips, 29th Bombay Native Infantry.
Commissioned from Royal Military College into the Dorsetshire Regiment January 1881. Admitted to the Indian Staff Corps 1st July 1881.
Married Frances Augusta Burckhardt at St. Mary's Church, Bathwick 7 September 1892. A son was born 2 August 1893 in Murree, Alfred Jerome Lucian Phillips went on to become an Admiral in the Royal Navy (Midshipman 1911, DSO 1941, retired 1944). Assistant Commissariat Officer, Lushai Column (medal and clasp). Awarded the 1903 Delhi Durbar Medal - Major A.L. Phillips, Supply and Transport Corps, Deputy Director of Supply, Delhi Durbar. Lieutenant-Colonel 16 October 1905, serving as Deputy Director-General of Registration. 1910 Indian Army List - Deputy Director of Supplies, India. Awarded the 1911 Delhi Durbar Medal - Colonel A.L. Phillips, Supply and Transport Corps, Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 8th Division. Retired 24 March 1913. Appointed Assistant Director of Transport for the Indian Corps and went to France 16 September 1914. MIC shows Colonel A.L. Phillips, Staff. His 1914 Star has some varnish on the reverse. He died at Milverton, Weston Park, Bath 7 December 1940.
Group of Four: £1575
Conductor (Lt) Frederick John Andrews
Indian Ordnance Department
|British War Medal
COND. F.J. ANDREWS. I.O.D.
Victory Medal CONDR. F.J. ANDREWS. I.O.D.
General Service Medal Iraq W.O.CL.I. F.J. ANDREWS. I.O.D.
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal (EVII) Sergt. J.F. Andrews. Indian Ordance Dept
Copy research. Frederick John Andrews was born 7 October 1869 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. Served with the Indian Ordnance Department.
His Long Service Medal was awarded before 1910 and in the 1912 Indian Army List he is a Conductor at Allahabad. Medal Cards confirm pair as Conductor
and GSM Iraq as Warrant Officer Class 1, Indian Ordnance Department. Indian Army list shows he was commissioned Asst Comsy & Lt 26th Sept 1921. In the 1939 census he is an Indian Army Ordnance Corps Pensioner, living in Sevenoaks, Kent. He died there shortly after the census was taken in 1939.
Group of Four: £320
Lieutenant Hume Guildford
Military Works Department
|India General Service Medal
LT. H.G. ROCHFORT.
Copy research. Hume Guildford Rochfort was born 21 November 1896 in Hyderabad, India.
1911-13 educated at Crystal Palace Engineering School, London (1st class medallist).
Assistant, Construction Department, British Petroleum Company 1913
Public Works Department, Hyderabad Division, India 1914: Assistant Engineer, Nirmal Sub-Division, Adilabad
Commissioned 11 October 1917 Indian Army Reserve of Officers.
Garrison Engineer, Tank, N.W.F.P. 1917 (Captain, attached Royal Engineers). Responsible for construction of railway lines, roads, bridges, water channels and wells. Lieutenant October 1918. Acting Captain November 1918: In charge of the construction of Manjai Cantonment barracks, officer's quarters, water supply and roads. Also received a British War Medal.
Assistant Engineer, Public Works Department, Hyderabad 1920
Elected to the Institution of Civil Engineers 1921
1939 Census shown as a Chartered Civil Engineer, living in Lambeth, London.
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers 2 May 1940 (Regular Army Emergency Commission)
Lieutenant March 1941. Relqinquished commission June 1944 on account of ill health. Entitled to at least a Defence and 1939-45 War Medal.
Died in London June 1950.