A Fine Collection of Indian Distinguished Service Medals

Date of Auction: 20th October 1993


Estimate: £140 - £160

I.D.S.M., G.V.R., 1st type (2309 Sowar Actg. Lce. Dfdr. Atta Muhammad, 13th Lcrs.) officially engraved naming, very fine


Atta Muhammad's I.D.S.M. was awarded for distinguished service in Mesopotamia. The 13th Lancers had joined the 7th Cavalry Brigade (M.E.F.) in July 1916 and, in the advance to avenge the Kut disaster, at the second storming of that city captured a standard. The regiment later made two outstanding mounted attacks, one against the Tikrat trenches and the other upon a large convoy near Mosul.