MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMY
Victory Medal CAPT. J.D. DREW.
India General Service Medal Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 CAPT. J.D. DREW. 1-22 PJBIS.
Defence Medal Unnamed
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (GVI) Long Service 1941/Long Service 1945 JOHN DREWE.
John Denys Drew was born in Starcross, Devon 28 April 1886. He followed his father into business as a Surveyor and Estate Agent. He married Marie Rose Clark in February 1926; the report in the Devon and Exeter Gazette stated: “On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 4th Battalion Devon Regiment, and proceeded to India with the 1/4th Battalion. Given a commission in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers, in July 1915, he was attached to the 19th Punjabis, and served in Mesopotamia. He was then attached to the 1/22nd Punjabis in South Persia, with which regiment he remained until after the action at, and capture of, Spin Baldak on the Frontier for which he received medal and clasp. Mr. Drew was then attached to the Staff of the Corps as G.S.O. III, operating from Quetta until demobilised in October 1919. He is the popular captain of the Starcross and Kenton clay pigeon club and is a vice-president of the football club.” He had been promoted to Major 20 July 1919.
He died 20 October 1966 in Exeter.
Group of Five: £300
Subadar Abdul Hak
31st Burma Light Infantry
Abdul Hak 31st Burma Lt. Infy. £250
Joined 3 February 1870, promoted Jemadar 3 February 1887 and Subadar 1 February 1892.
Awarded the Order of British India, 2nd class 2 January 1902. Retired March 1903 as Subadar Abdul Hak, Bahadur.
Possibly also entitled to an IGS for Burma.
Water Carrier Shamsher Gurung
2/3rd Gurkha Rifles
India Service Medal Punjab Frontier 1897-98 / Tirah 1897-98 1696 Riflmn Padamsing Thaoa, 2/4th Gurkha Rifles £175
India Service Medal Punjab Frontier 1897-98 / Tirah 1897-98 Bhisti Hira, 2/4th Gurkha Rifles £150 (water carrier)
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1937-39 7306 RFN. NIRBAHADUR THAPA, 2-1 GR £75
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1937-39 BEARER ANWAR HUSSAIN, 2-3 G.R. £75
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1937-39 7333 RFN. DHATURE GURUNG, 2-3 G.R. £75
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1937-39 45 W-CARR. SHAMSHER GURUNG. 2-3 G.R.
India Service Medal
Army Long Service Medal 45 W-CARR. SHAMSHER GURUNG. 2-3G.R.
Group of six: SOLD
Lieutenant Alfred Ewart Cleator
LIEUT. A.E. CLEATOR.
Victory Medal 2 LIEUT. A.E. CLEATOR
India General Service Medal Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 LT. A.E. CLEATOR, 1-61 PNRS.
Defence Medal Unnamed
Alfred Ewart Cleator was born 1891 and was a school teacher, working at Chaucer Road Council School 1914-15 and then Long Street Council School, Fleetwood 1915. He enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps and was then commissioned into the Indian Army. To Mesopotamia December 1916. Served with the 1/61st Pioneers (King George's Own) in the Afghan War 1919. In 1939 he was an Assistant School Master in Fleetwood, Lancashire, where he was Head Warden, ARP during World War Two. He died in Fleetwood 1 January 1953.
Group of Four: £275
Major Montague Sheridan Young
14th Murray's Jat Lancers
British War Medal CAPT. M.S. YOUNG.
Victory Medal CAPT. M.S. YOUNG.
India General Service Medal Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 MAJ. M.S. YOUNG. 14 LNCRS.
Montague Sheridan Young was born 1883 in Roehampton, Surrey. Royal Military College 1902. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment April 1903. Transferred to Indian Army, Lieutenant 14th Murray's Jat Lancers June 1906. Captain March 1912. Married Elaine Shaw 12 April 1914 in St. Thomas's Church, Bombay. The regiment served on the North West Frontier until 1916 when it moved to Mesopotamia. Appointed Acting Major while commanding a Depot Nov. 1917 to May 1918. He died in Tenterden, Kent 8 August 1953.
Group of Four: £400
Lieutenant Brian Relton Harman
110th Mahratta Light Infantry
LIEUT. B.R. HARMAN.
Victory Medal LIEUT. B.R. HARMAN.
Fauconberge Swimming Medallion Championship 1914: B.R. Harman
Brian Relton Harman was born 2 December 1897 and was educated at Beccles Grammar School, becoming a merchant clerk. He enlisted into the Inns of Court O.T.C. in January 1916. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion East Kent Regiment. Reported wounded 9 April 1917 in trenches at Loos. Transferred to the Indian Army 1917 and left for India in August 1917. Served with the 110th Mahratta Light Infantry, then attached 123rd Outram's Rifles and later attached 125th Napier's Rifles. He died of bronco-pneumonia at Cairo, Egypt 4 November 1919 and is buried at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.
Pair & medallion: £175
Captain Frederick William Willard
CAPT. F.W. WILLARD.
Victory Medal CAPT. F.W. WILLARD.
India General Service Medal Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919/Mahsud 1919-20/ Waziristan 1919-21 LT. F.W. WILLARD, I.A.R.O.. 82 PJBIS.
Frederick William Willard was born in Bombay 14 August 1891, son of William and Beatrice Willard. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers 20 June 1917. Lieutenant 20 June 1918. Appointed Brigade Major 30 June to 29th October 1920. Captain 18 January 1927. Major 11 August 1931. He relinquished his commission January 1935. He died in Surrey in 1956.
Group of Three: £350 RESERVED
Captain Reginald Walter Wells
Supply & Transport Corps
CAPT. R.W. WELLS.
Victory Medal CAPT. R.W. WELLS.
General Service Medal Iraq CAPT. R.W. WELLS.
Mounted in wrong order. Reginald Walter Wells was born 4 December 1893 in Calcutta, son of William and Ellen Wells. Attached Supply and Transport Corps July 1916. Serving with 3rd Porter Corps 1919. Captain 1 July 1920. Medal roll states that he served with the Supply and Transport Corps “Force 'D' 19-10-16 to 30-3-21”. His medals were sent to him as “Assistant Joint Agent, Macneil & Co, Barisal, East Bengal.” This company was involved in shipping in India. He married Gladys Hamilton-Marshall in Simla 2 December 1925. He died in Lancing, Sussex 28 August 1966.
Group of Three: £285 RESERVED
Lieutenant John Michael Dennis O'Brien
India General Service Medal Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 LT. J.M.D. O'BRIEN, I.A.R.O.
John Michael Dennis O'Brien was born 1892 and worked as a clerk for the Great Western Railway in Paddington 1914. He enlisted into the 1/10th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. He was commissioned into the Indian Army Reserve of Officers 15 October 1918. He served in the Afghanistan War from April 1919. Relinquished his commission 1922. On return to UK he resumed work for G.W.R. and is noted as “loyal during General Strike May 1926.” He retired in 1953. He died in Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex 25 January 1970.
Sowar Saifoodin 3rd Punjab Cavy £250
Sowar = Trooper, 3rd Punjab Cavalry.
BHISHTI RAHDOO 27TH
A water carrier serving with the 27th Punjab Native Infantry.
Private Luximon Saivonth 13th
13th Bombay Native Infantry.
|India General Service
1891 347 Sepoy Rabbal 1st Punjab Infy £185
Medal 1895 Punjab
Naudhu 38th Bl Infy
38th Dogra Regtiment
|India Service Medal (EdVII) Waziristan 1901-2 2152 Sepoy Shandar 5th Pjb Infy £180|
Service Medal 1908 North West
Frontier 1908 Erased
|India General Service Medal
1919-21 87 NK. FAZAL AHMAD, 3-152
The 152nd Punjabis were formed in May 1918 and disbanded in April 1921.
India General Service Medal 1908 North West Frontier 1930-31 210623 A.ORDY. GULAB DIN. 1 I.H.C. £52
Acting Orderly, Indian Hospital Corps.
India General Service Medal 1908 Mohmand 1933 PTE. BHISHTI MOHD. FAZAL. I.S.C. £60
Indian Signal Corps.
India General Service Medal 1908 North West Frontier 1935 4464 NAIK FATEH KHAN. 5-1 PUNJAB R. £50
Colonel Alfred Lucian Phillips
|India General Service Medal
1914 Star COL. A.L. PHILLIPS
British War COL. A.L. PHILLIPS
Victory Medal COL. A.L. PHILLIPS
Colonel Alfred Lucian Phillips was born on 24 March 1861 in Bombay, he was commissioned from the Royal Military College into the Dorsetshire Regiment in January 1881, and later admitted to the Indian Staff Corps on 1 July that year, advanced to Assistant Commissariat Officer in the Lushai Column and qualified for the 1903 and 1911 Delhi Durbar medals where he was serving as Colonel of Supply and Transport, 8th Division. He retired from service in 1913 but reengaged for service out the outbreak of WWI and went to France on 16 September 1914, after the war Phillips retired from service and resided in Milverton, Weston Park, Bath and died on 7 December 1940.
Group of Four: £895
Lieutenant Hume Guilford Rochfort
Military Works Service
Medal Afghanistan N.W.F.1919 Lt.
H.G. ROCHFORT, M.W.S. £250
Captain Hume Guilford Rochfort was born in 1888 in Hyderabad, Deccan India, educated a St. George's Grammar School, and a two year course in Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the Crystal Palace School of Engineering (1911-1913), in 1914 he was engaged as Assistant Engineer in charge of Nirmal Sub-division Adilabad District (Roads & Buildings) including the reconstruction of the Nagpur road in 1916. In 1917 he was commissioned Lieutenant in charge of the Military Works as Garrison Engineer, Tank, North West Frontier Province, constructing factories, railway lines, roads, wells etc and in 1918 and 1919 he was promoted to Captain and put in charge of Manjai Cantonment, erecting 40 barracks and 6 officers' quarters in addition to 12 miles of roads. Research includes a full list of the projects on which he worked during the war.
Lieut. Claude Boileau Mosse
British War Medal LIEUT. H.F.G. PITT.
Victory Medal LT. C.B. MOSSE.
Defence Medal Un-named
1939-45 War Medal Un-named
1937 Coronation Medal Un-named
Copy research. Claude Boileau Mosse was born 8 October 1893 in Mhow, India, the son of Charles George Drummond Mosse, Surgeon-Captain, Army Medical Staff. Commissioned from Royal Military College as 2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Unattached List 24 August 1912. Posted to 116th Mahrattas 2 November 1913.His MIC shows that he qualified for the 1914/15 Star in the Tochi Valley 28 November 1914.
General Staff Officer 3rd Grade 24 May 1919 - Staff Captain 16 February 1920 - Major 24 August 1929 - Lieutenant-Colonel 23 February 1936
1939 census living in Weymouth, "on leave pending retirement, Lieut. Col. Indian Army. Air Raid Warden."
Retired 23 February 1940. He died in Weymouth 23 November 1975.
NOTE BRITISH WAR MEDAL IN ABOVE GROUP IS NAMED TO PITT: Copy research. Horace Frederick George Pitt was born 1885 in Northampton. The family moved to India soon after, as a brother, Hubert Cyril Pitt, was born in Bombay in 1887. He married Ellen Maude Backhurst in Secunderabad 23 January 1907. His occupation was "Fireman, H.H.N.G.S. Rlwys." (Hiss Highness Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway). A daughter, Phylis Blanche Pitt, was born in Dornakul, India in May 1908. In 1924 he visits England and is listed as a railway official. Awarded the Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (Indian Army Order 35 of 1927): Private H.F.G. Pitt, 1st Battalion Baroda and Central India Railway Regiment, A.F.I.
Group of Six: £395 RESERVED