MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMYAfghanistan Medal Kandahar Sowar Saifoodin 3rd Punjab Cavy £250
Sowar = Trooper, 3rd Punjab Cavalry.
India General Service Medal Hazara 1891 1440 Dufr. Ishar Singh. 11th Bl Lcrs £250
Duffadar = Sergeant. 11th Bengal Lancers.
India Service Medal Waziristan 1901-2 1862 Sepoy Hazari Singh, 13th Rajput £195
|Afghanistan Medal BHISHTI RAHDOO 27TH
A water carrier serving with the 27th Punjab Native Infantry.
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
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 and General Service Medal with clasp Iraq serving with 2/3rd Madras Regiment and Indian Signal Service. (Acting Major while commanding a Divisional Signal Company). His Officer's Confidential Report states "29-12-15 to 17-2-16 Iraq, Tigris Corps Headquarters, Capt. Offg DD.S. & Tels. 17-2-16 to 23-4-16 Iraq, Tigris Corps Signals, Capt. i/c R.A. Sigs: Tigris Corps. 26-9-20 to 3-5-21 Iraq, 63rd P.L.I. Major." In January 1927 the Cheltenham Chronicle reported that the Divorce Court had granted a "decree of restitution of conjugal rights" to Mrs Marion Kathleen Warden, of Queen's Road, Cheltenham, on the grounds of desertion by her husband, Captain William Reginald Warden. Three years later their divorce was reported on the grounds of "misconduct of her husband, William Reginald Warden, with a woman at an address in East Molesley, Surrey. 20 February 1931 he was married in a church in Bombay to Alice Freda Wallace, of East Molesley, Surrey. He claimed to be "unmarried".
Served with the 2nd Battalion 9th Jat Regiment during the Red Shirt Rebellion 1931 (medal and clasp) as 2nd-in-command of the battalion. In 1932 he commanded 10th Battalion, 4/9th Jats. Retired 1934 as Lieutenant-Colonel.
London Gazette 26 September 1939: Royal Air Force Reserve, Reserve of Air Force Officers. Lt-Col. William Reginald Warden (I.A. Ret.) is granted a commission in class CC as Flight Lieutenant with effect from 21st July 1938 and is granted the rank of Squadron Leader with effect from 17th April 1939." (Class CC - Non-specialist civilians who would be commissioned on mobilisation - no training)." London Gazette 19 January 1940: Squadron Leader William Reginald Warden relinquished commission in class CC in appointment to commission in the RAFVR, 1st September 1939. Wing Commander 1 September 1942. After the war he lived at Haydon Farm, Cullompton, Devon and died 25 December 1963 at Trinity Hospital, Taunton.
The three medals appear mounted as worn, possibly his earlier medals were separated in the divorce?
Group of Three: £295
I.A.R.O. S. & T.
British War Medal CAPT. J.H. CUMBERLEGE,
Victory Medal CAPT. J.H. CUMBERLEGE.
India General Service Medal Afghanistan NWF 1919 CAPT. J.H. CUMBERLEGE, S.& T. CORPS.
Copy research. John Henry Cumberlege was born 24 January 1885 in Deruda, India. He was the son of Major Henry Cumberlege, Bengal Infantry. He was educated at Felstead School, Essex and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 13 February 1904 in the 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Resigned October 1905.
2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers 27 November 1914. Lieutenant January 1916. Captain. A note with the medals states "previously 2 lt. 4/Cheshire Militia 2 years and Trooper N.B.M.R. 2 years. Assistant to Cresswell & Co. Calcutta." - North Bengal Mounted Rifles (Based in Darjeeling) and Cresswell & Co were tea merchants. October 1923 he sailed from London to South Africa on the ss Umvolosi. In May 1929 he was living in Gil Gil, Kenya. He died 19 November 1929 in Nakyry, near Nairobi, Kenya and was buried at Nakuru North Cemtery.
Group of Four: £365 RESERVED
Captain George Frederick Camm
Indian Army Reserve of Officers
|General Service Medal Iraq
CAPT. G.F. CAMM.
Copy research. George Frederick Camm was born in London, 1895. Educated at Emanuel School, served as Cadet Colour-Sergeant, Emanuel School Contingent, O.T.C. Commissioned 21st London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles) 17 October 1913. Served in France from April 1915 (received 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals). Commanded a Trench Mortar Battery 1916. Listed as wounded in The Army and Navy Gazette 28 October 1916. Temporary commission Indian Army Reserve of Officers 5 December 1919. MIC shows Supply and Transport Corps. Relinquished commission 12 August 1922.
2nd Lieutenant, Regular Army Emergency Commission 11 September 1939 (The Queen's Royal Regiment). In May 1942 he is listed on a ship, with his brother Edward William Camm, leaving Liverpool on the "Prins Willem III" heading for Georgetown, British Guiana. Both are shown as "Army Officer".
War Substantive captain 4 March 1944. He died in Hove, Sussex in March 1956.
|India Service Medal 1895 Punjab Frontier 1897-98
1099 Sepoy Mohamed Bahksh. 33d
Pjb Infy £135
Service Medal 1895 Punjab
Naudhu 38th Bl Infy
38th Dogra Regtiment
|British War Medal 1 COL. INDRA
SHUM SHERE JUNG, P.G.
Medal mounted for wear. London Gazette 7 February 1919 states that Colonel Indra Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana was awarded the C.I.E. He was born at Seto Durbar, Katmadu and educated at Narayanhiti and Durbar High School, Katmandu. Appointed Colonel in Nepalese Army 1908 and served with the Nepalese Contingent in Afghanistan 1919. Also received the Order of the Star of Nepal 3rd class. He died 3 June 1926.
Army Meritorious Service Medal (GVI)
T.D.85306 TROOP DAF. FAZAL DIN, I.A.S.C.
Troop-Sergeant in the Indian Army Service Corps (Animal Transport).
British War Medal
SWPR. NAHANDU, 52 SIKHS. £30
3771 HAVR. PIR BAKHSH, 27 PJBIS. £30
335 NK. ALI KHAN, 53 SIKHS F.F. £30
421 BHISTI ABDUL HAKIM, 92 PJBIS £40
1011 SEPOY HUSSAN KHAN, 107 PNRS. £30
BARIM KHAN ZARIF KHAN £30
1886 SOWAR RASAL SINGH, 16 CAVY. £20
1585 SEPOY HASSAN SHAH, 1-22 PJBIS. £18
1537 SEPOY ALI KHAN, 27 PJBIS. £18
1106 SEPOY SHER ZAMAN, 27 PJBIS. £18
3180 SPR. SADAR KHAN, 1 S & M. £18
3335 SOWAR FARMAN ALI, 25 CAVY. £20
1180 DVR. NUR KHAN, 107 PACK BTY. £20
3391 RFMN FEROZ KHAN, 123 OTRM RFLS £18
1185 SEPOY NOOR MOHAMAD, 20 INFY. £18
2780 SEPOY SULTAN ALI, 20 INFY. £18
2752 SEPOY MOHD KHAN. 1-26 PJBS. £18
3612 NK. SHERAZ GUL. 126 BAL. INFY. £18
3282 SEPOY SHAHZADA, 52 SIKHS F.F. £18 (Sikhs is rubbed)
3876 SEPOY SALEH MOHD. 51 SIKHS £18
2637 SEPOY AKHBAR ALI, 54 SIKHS £18
3197 SEPOY AZANI KHAN, 1-55 COKE'S RFLS. £18
2672 SEPOY AMAL DIN, 1-56 RFLS F.F. £18
MOHD ISMAIL. POSTAL DEPT. £20
3517 SEPOY SAJAWAL KHAN, 72 PJBIS £18
1850 SEPOY SHER MOHD, 33 PJBIS £18
3829 SEPOY RAJ WALLI, 46 PJBIS £18
9076 HAV. MOHER SHAH. R.A. £20
1903 SEPOY RAHIM ALI, 1-69 PJBIS. £18
2596 RFMN. FAZAL KHAN, 123.OTRM.RFLS. £18 (Reverse rubbed)
3391 RFMN. FEROZ KHAN, 123.OTRM.RFLS. £18
4272 SEPOY SAMUNDER KHAN, 1-89 PJBIS. £18
2476 SEPOY MUHOL WALI, 1-89 PJBIS. £18
2190 SEPOY AKBAR ALI, 2-19 PJBIS. £18
2497 SEPOY AHMAD ALLI, 82 PJBIS £18
3009 SEPOY MARDON ALI, 92 PJBIS £20
2109 SEPOY KALA KHAN, 62 PJBIS £18
4068 SEPOY FATTEH KHAN, 109 INFY £18
1075 SEPOY GHARFAR KHAN, 84 PJBIS. £18
12998 HAVR. NUR ALAM, 91 PJBIS. £18
3247 SEPOY NAINAB KHAN, 92 PJBIS. £18
3599 SEPOY NADAR KHAN, 92 PJBIS. £18
4558 SEPOY NUR HUSSAIN, 1-113 INFY. £18
Dhoby Azim Khan
Indian Army Hospital Corps
General Service Medal 1936-1939
North West Frontier 1936-37
G-12828 DHOBY AZIM KHAN, I.H.C. £60 (laundryman) Indian Hospital Corps
Overseas Service Badge
| 1939/45 War Medal 13026
L/NK. ALAM SING BISHT, R.GARH.RIF.
1939/45 War Medal 91333 L/NK. GURBAKHSH SINGH, BOMBAY S.&M.GP. £12
1939/45 War Medal 18716 SEP. BAKHTAWAR SINGH, 2 PUNJAB R. £12
1939/45 War Medal 1871 SEPOY DAS UNDHA SINGH, 1?/PBJS (?) £12
1939/45 War Medal MTS/807468 SEP. SHEO LAL, R.I.A.S.C. (M.T.) £12
1939/45 War Medal 40915 DVR. SHARAM SINGH, R.I.A. £12
1939/45 Star 206198 PNR. MANAK CHAND, I.P.C. £10
1939/45 Star 60271 GNR. LAKHI RAM, R.I.A. £10
1939/45 Star 781847 L/NK. SADHU SINGH, R.I.A.S.C. (A.T.) £10
Service Medal S.E. Asia
HAV. SHANKAR SAWANT, BOMBAY ENGR.GP.,
Bombay Group, Royal Indian Engineers.
||Pakistan Independence Medal
NAZIR AHMAD F.C. 8087
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