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 (345 Havildar Harchand, 48th Pioneers) officially engraved naming;

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1908-35, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1919-21 (Jemdr., 48 Pnrs.) nearly very fine


Havildar Harchand was mentioned in despatches and awarded the I.D.S.M. for the Battle of Shaiba, Mesopotamia, 12 April 1915. General Fry recorded in his report that 'No. 7 Piquet was withdrawn with such skill and coolness by No. 345 Havildar Harchand, 48th Pioneers, that the enemy continued to fire into the piquet position after it had been evacuated.'