A Fine Collection of Indian Distinguished Service Medals

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Date of Auction: 20th October 1993

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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

Footnote

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 General Fry recorded in his report that 'No. 7 Piquet was withdrawn with such skill and coolness by No. 345 Havildar Harchand, 48th Pioneers, that the enemy continued to fire into the piquet position after it had been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.'