MEDALS TO THE INDIAN ARMY

1914/15 Star            3433 PTE. G.E.A. BEAZELEY. 28-LOND.R.
British War Medal    LIEUT. G.E.A. BEAZELEY.
Victory Medal           LIEUT. G.E.A. BEAZELEY.
India General Service Medal Afghanistan NWF1919 / Waziristan 1919-21  LIEUT. G.E.A. BEAZELEY. 11 GRKS.
Defence Medal           Un-named
1939-45 War Medal  Un-named

Copy records. George Edward Armitage Beazeley was born 13 April 1898 in Basingstoke. Educated at Cheltenham and City of London School.
Enlisted in March 1915 in the 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles) and went to France 11 August 1915.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment November 1916. In December 1916 he was invalided to UK with influenza. May 1917 he was appointed a probationer for the Indian Army. Posted to 3/8th Gurkha Rifles August 1917. 1919 served with the 3rd Battalion, 11th Gurkha Rifles as Quarter Master. Station Officer, 9th Indian Infantry Brigade 1922. Retired 31 August 1923.
In April 1938 he wrote to the War Office offering his services; "I was in the Indian Army and on the administrative staff for eight years but I am now a highly paid businessman employed for the past eight years by Messrs John Lewis & Peter Jones as a buyer..... in the event of a national crisis it could be extremely difficult to find experienced and trustworthy recruits for that section of the Ordnance Department dealing with buying.... May I take the opportunity of offering my services..." The War Office declined his offer at this time but would keep him on file.
18 June 1940 posted to the 10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment in London.
October 1940 posted to Royal West African Frontier Force, served with the 13th Nigeria Regiment until May 1942 when he was ordered to report to No.3 Infantry Training Centre in Bury St. Edmunds. 1942 posted to the 10/19th Hyderabad Regiment. Promoted Major and appointed 2nd in command of the battalion. Released from service 21 January 1946 with rank of Major. He died in Essex in March 1970.        
Group of Six: 395 


India General Service Medal  Chin-Lushai 1889-90  Lieutt A.L. Phillips, S.C.
1914 Star                      COL: A.L. PHILLIPS
British War Medal        COL. A.L. PHILLIPS.
Victory Medal               COL. A.L. PHILLIPS.
Copy research. Alfred Lucian Phillips was born 24 March 1861 in Bombay, the son of Lieut. Alfred Phillips, 29th Bombay Native Infantry. 
Commissioned from Royal Military College into the Dorsetshire Regiment January 1881. Admitted to the Indian Staff Corps 1st July 1881.
Married Frances Augusta Burckhardt at St. Mary's Church, Bathwick 7 September 1892. A son was born 2 August 1893 in Murree, Alfred Jerome Lucian Phillips went on to become an Admiral in the Royal Navy (Midshipman 1911, DSO 1941, retired 1944). Assistant Commissariat Officer, Lushai Column (medal and clasp). Awarded the 1903 Delhi Durbar Medal - Major A.L. Phillips, Supply and Transport Corps, Deputy Director of Supply, Delhi Durbar. Lieutenant-Colonel 16 October 1905, serving as Deputy Director-General of Registration. 1910 Indian Army List - Deputy Director of Supplies, India. Awarded the 1911 Delhi Durbar Medal - Colonel A.L. Phillips, Supply and Transport Corps, Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 8th Division. Retired 24 March 1913. Appointed Assistant Director of Transport for the Indian Corps and went to France 16 September 1914. MIC shows Colonel A.L. Phillips, Staff. His 1914 Star has some varnish on the reverse. He died at Milverton, Weston Park, Bath 7 December 1940.
Group of Four: 1575  


Conductor (Lt) Frederick John Andrews
Indian Ordnance Department

British War Medal                                                      COND. F.J. ANDREWS. I.O.D.
Victory Medal                                         
               CONDR. F.J. ANDREWS. I.O.D.
General Service Medal  Iraq                             W.O.CL.I. F.J. ANDREWS. I.O.D.

Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal (EVII) 
Sergt. J.F. Andrews. Indian Ordance Dept
Copy research. Frederick John Andrews was born 7 October 1869 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. Served with the Indian Ordnance Department.
His Long Service Medal was awarded before 1910 and in the 1912 Indian Army List he is a Conductor at Allahabad. Medal Cards confirm pair as Conductor
and GSM Iraq as Warrant Officer Class 1, Indian Ordnance Department.
Indian Army list shows he was commissioned Asst Comsy & Lt 26th Sept 1921. In the 1939 census he is an Indian Army Ordnance Corps Pensioner, living in Sevenoaks, Kent. He died there shortly after the census was taken in 1939.
Group of Four: 320 


1937 Coronation Medal  MAJOR P.W.R. BROWNE I.M.D.    95  

Copy research. Percy Walter Roland Browne was born 26 September 1882 in Poona, India, son of George (Assistant Clerk, Ordnance Office) and Ellen Browne.
Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 2nd class (ranking as Conductor), Indian Medical Department 16 September 1903. Married Vida Vital at Christ Church, Jubbulpor 29 January 1907.
Served World War One, issued British War and Victory Medals. Commissioned Lieutenant (Senior Assistant Surgeon) 21 September 1920 Indian Medical Department. 1922 posted to Kirkee Ammunition Factory. Captain 7 October 1931. Stationed at British Military Hospital Narshera. Major 7 October 1934, Senior Assistant Surgeon, Bombay Establishment. Retired 26 September 1937.


Captain Harold Alfred Cecil Blacker
Indian Army Reserve of Officers
and Judge, Lahore High Court

British War Medal               CAPT. H.A.C. BLACKER
1935 Jubilee Medal           
Un-named
1937 Coronation Medal   
Un-named
Copy research. Harold Alfred Cecil Blacker was born in London 15 August 1889, educated at Charterhouse and Queen's College, Cambridge. Passed the exams for the Indian Civil Service October 1914. "Posted to the Punjab, but he was on military service from the summer of 1917 to the end of the war." Commissioned August 1917, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Infantry Branch. Single British War Medal confirmed.
1922 made Registrar of the Punjab High Court.
1925 appointed sessions judge.
1930-33 President of the Punjab Conspiracy Case Tribunal. Probably the plot to assassinate the Governor of the Punjab in December 1930.
1934 Additional Judge of the High Court, Lahore.
1937 Puisne Judge, High Court, Lahore.
He died 18 July 1944 at Murree of a cerebral haemorrhage.
Group of Three: 325    RESERVED


Lieutenant Francis Sheed Anderson
2-34th Sikh Pioneers