MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMY


British War Medal                   CAPT. J.D. DREW.
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



Lieutenant Alfred Ewart Cleator
61st Pioneers
British War Medal                                                                   2 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

1914/15 Star                CAPT. M.S. YOUNG, 14/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
British War Medal                  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
82nd Punjabis

British War Medal                  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

British War Medal                    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


Lieutenant John Michael Dennis O'Brien
I.A.R.O.

British War Medal                                                      2 LIEUT. J.M.D. 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.
Pair: £195


Lieutenant Frank Cruikshank Mack

British War Medal                                                      2-LT. F.C. MACK.
Victory Medal                                                            2-LT. F.C. MACK.
India General Service Medal  Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919  LT. F.C. MACK, 114 L.C. 
Volunteer Force Long Service Medal                            PTE. F.C. MACK. ASSAM V.L.H., A.F.I.
Frank Cruikshank Clark was born 1883 in Dunbartonshire. Went to India in 1913. Worked as a Tea Planter. Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Lieutenant 24 October 1919. Served with 114 Labour Company in Afghanistan 1919. Married Marjorie O'Neill in Assam in January 1923. Awarded the Volunteer Long Service Medal May 1927. Died 1949 in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Group of Four: £400

Afghanistan Medal Kandahar  Sowar Saifoodin 3rd Punjab Cavy  £250
Sowar = Trooper, 3rd Punjab Cavalry.
Afghanistan Medal     BHISHTI RAHDOO 27TH P.N.I.    £150
A water carrier serving with the 27th Punjab Native Infantry.  
 
Afghanistan Medal     Private Luximon Saivonth 13th Regt. Bo:N.I.    £150
13th Bombay Native Infantry.

India General Service Medal Samana 1891  347 Sepoy Rabbal 1st Punjab Infy  £185

India General Service Medal Samana 1891  2131 Rifleman Lalia Sarkhi 1st Bn 4th Gurkha Regt.  SOLD
India Service Medal 1895  Punjab Frontier 1897-98/Malakand 1897/Waziristan 1901-2  621 Sepoy Naudhu  38th Bl Infy   £275
38th Dogra Regtiment


India Service Medal (EdVII)  Waziristan 1901-2  2152 Sepoy Shandar 5th Pjb Infy   £180

India General Service Medal 1908  North West Frontier 1908   Erased Naming     £50

India General Service Medal 1908  Waziristan 1919-21  87 NK. FAZAL AHMAD, 3-152 PJBIS.   £60
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
Indian Army


India General Service Medal (1854-95) Chin-Lushai 1889-90    Lieut. A.L. Phillips. S.C.
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
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India General 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
116th Mahrattas

1914/15 Star                    LIEUT. C.B. MOSSE, 1/116/MAHRATTAS.
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



Lieut-Colonel William Reginald Warden
Madras Regiment, Jat Regiment
and Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1930-31   MAJOR W.R. WARDEN, 2-9 JAT R.
Defence Medal             Un-named
1939-45 War Medal       Un-named
Copy research. William Reginald Warden was born in Secunderabad, India 27 December 1885, the son of Lieutenant Edmund Warden, Madras Staff Corps. Educated in England, he was commissioned into the Indian Army, Unattached List January 1905. Posted to the 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry June 1907.
He married Marion Kathleen Kowsell at St. John's Church, Cannanore, India 5 September 1914.
MIC shows he was issued 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal