MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMY
Havildar (infantry Sergeant). 1-12th Frontier Force Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own Sikhs) was formed in 1922.
Indian Army Long Service Good Conduct Medals (GV)
4779 NK. MANNA SING, R.A. £100
Naik (corporal). Royal Artillery.
|F-571 CARP. KISHAN SINGH, 4 MTN.BTY. £120
Carpenter. 4th Mountain Battery, Artillery.
(GV)Indian Army Long Service Good Conduct Medals (GVI)
105775 RFN. BAHADUR LIMBU. 10 G.R. £100
Rifleman. 10th Gurkhas Rifles.
113 WATER CARRIER RAN SINGH, 3-15 PUNJAB R. £80
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
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
Lieutenant Alfred Ewart Cleator
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
Captain Leslie Gordon Squire
Indian Army Service Corps
Medal Afghanistan NWF 1919/Waziristan 1919-21
General Service Medal S. Persia LIEUT. L.G. SQUIRE.
Leslie Gordon Squire was born in Oxford in 1889 and enlisted into the 1/4th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Went to France 29 March 1915. He was commissioned 6 November 1915 in the Ox & Bucks L.I. Transferred to the General List 21 December 1917 "on probation to Indian Army." In 1919 Indian Army List he serving with 7 Divisonal Supply Column, Supply and Transport Corps.
Captain 7 November 1920. In the 1939 census he was a "civil servant" living in Chalfont Road, Oxford. Also entitled to 1914/15 Star trio. Copy medal roll for GSM South Persia included.
The officer's service file for his Ox & Bucks service in the National Archives.
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 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
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 RESERVED
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
712 Trooper Dhunnah Sing 3rd Regt H C Cavy £200
3rd Regiment Hyderabad Contingent Cavalry.
|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|
NK. FAZAL AHMAD, 3-152
The 152nd Punjabis were formed in May 1918 and disbanded in April 1921.
|India General Service Medal
1921-24 547 SEP. BIR BAL. 3-12
The 12th Frontier Force Regiment was formed in 1922, from four Sikh battalions.
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 3219 HAV. ALLAH DITTA, 1-14 PUNJAB R. £50
India General Service Medal 1908 North West Frontier 1935 4464 NAIK FATEH KHAN. 5-1 PUNJAB R. £50
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.
|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.
No. 686 GNR. PIR DAD, 30/MTN.BY. £35 30th (Abbottabad) Mountain Battery served in Mesopotamia in 1915.
1914-1920 British War Medal
421 BHISTI ABDUL HAKIM, 92 PJBIS £40
BARIM KHAN ZARIF KHAN £30
|1914-18 Victory Medal
1886 SOWAR RASAL SINGH, 16 CAVY. £20
3335 SOWAR FARMAN ALI, 25 CAVY. £20
1185 SEPOY NOOR MOHAMAD, 20 INFY. £18
2780 SEPOY SULTAN ALI, 20 INFY. £18
1585 SEPOY HASSAN SHAH, 1-22 PJBIS. £18
2752 SEPOY MOHD KHAN. 1-26 PJBS. £18
1537 SEPOY ALI KHAN, 27 PJBIS. £18
1106 SEPOY SHER ZAMAN, 27 PJBIS. £18
1850 SEPOY SHER MOHD, 33 PJBIS £18
3829 SEPOY RAJ WALLI, 46 PJBIS £18
3876 SEPOY SALEH MOHD. 51 SIKHS £18
3282 SEPOY SHAHZADA, 52 SIKHS F.F. £18 (Sikhs is rubbed)
1020 SEPOY MARDAN ALI, 53 SIKHS. £20
1066 SEPOY GHEBA KHAN, 54 SIKHS. £20
3197 SEPOY AZANI KHAN, 1-55 COKE'S RFLS. £18
2672 SEPOY AMAL DIN, 1-56 RFLS F.F. £18
1903 SEPOY RAHIM ALI, 1-69 PJBIS. £18
3517 SEPOY SAJAWAL KHAN, 72 PJBIS £18
2497 SEPOY AHMAD ALLI, 82 PJBIS £18
4272 SEPOY SAMUNDER KHAN, 1-89 PJBIS. £18
2476 SEPOY MUHOL WALI, 1-89 PJBIS. £18
2382 SEPOY BAGH ALI, 90 PJBIS. £18
12998 HAVR. NUR ALAM, 91 PJBIS. £18
3247 SEPOY NAINAB KHAN, 92 PJBIS. £18
3345 SEPOY KASHAM KHAN, 92 PJBIS. £18
3247 SEPOY NAWAB KHAM, 92 PJBIS. £18
3009 SEPOY MARDON ALI, 92 PJBIS £20
4283 SEPOY FAMAN KHAN, 93 INFY. £18
4068 SEPOY FATTEH KHAN, 109 INFY £18
4558 SEPOY NUR HUSSAIN, 1-113 INFY. £18
2596 RFMN. FAZAL KHAN, 123.OTRM.RFLS. £18 (Reverse rubbed)
3391 RFMN. FEROZ KHAN, 123.OTRM.RFLS. £18
3612 NK. SHERAZ GUL. 126 BAL. INFY. £18
1765 SPR. KAMAR DIN, RY. BN. S&M. £25
9076 HAVR. MOHER SHAH, R.A. £30
MOHD ISMAIL. POSTAL DEPT. £20
General Service Medal 1936-1939
North West Frontier 1936-37 10603 SEPOY MOHD.YAKUB, 2-1 PUNJAB R. £48
Overseas Service Badge
Indian Recruiting Badge 4177
| India Service Medal Unnamed £15
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.
General Service Medal S.E. Asia 1945-49 Un-named (as issued to troops who went to the Pakistan Armed Forces after 1947) £55
NAZIR AHMAD F.C. 8087
Pakistan Independence Medal 3029648 SEP. DILAWAR KHAN. 8 PUNJAB R. £10
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