MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMY
Daffadar (cavalry Sergeant). The 21st Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry and 23rd Cavalry merged in 1922 to become the 11th PAVO Cavalry (Frontier Force). Medal probably awarded at the period of amalgamation.
Indian Meritorious Service Medal (GV) 1611 HAV. MEHAR SINGH. 1-12 F.F.R. £200
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
44 Sepoy Judha. 38th Bl. Infy SOLD
Sepoy (private). 38th Bengal Infantry became the 38th Dogras.
|773 Riflen Kubersing Nagarkoti 44th Bl. Infy
Rifleman 44th Bengal Infantry. Later became the 8th Gurkha Rifles.
|148 Naick Kalya. 38th Dogras. SOLD
RESERVED Naick (infantry corporal).
|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.
|105775 RFN. BAHADUR LIMBU. 10 G.R.
Rifleman. 10th Gurkhas Rifles.
|2493 NAIK LETA SING NEGI, 2-18 R. GARH.RIF.
Naik (Corporal). 2/18th Royal Garhwal Rifles.
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
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 SOLD
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 SOLD
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.
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