A Fine Collection of Indian Distinguished Service Medals

Date of Auction: 20th October 1993


Estimate: £180 - £220

I.D.S.M., G.VI.R. (Jemdr. Yaqub Khan, 1217 Aux. Pnrs.) nearly very fine


I.D.S.M. awarded for gallantry in North Africa 1942: 'Has always commanded his men with great zeal and ability. During a machine gun attack by enemy aircraft on a working party engaged in railway construction near Bir Habata on 28/ 3142, though severely wounded he continued with great courage to do all in his power for the safety of the party of which he was in command.'