I just attempted to send you a private message, but the website won't allow me to do so, I received an error message.
I wanted to thank you for replying to my post and providing me with some very useful information!
I would like to touch on the fact regarding why I believe the medals were not issued to my great great uncles family. The family at that time was living village near the city of Sarghoda which at that belonged to India but after partition in 1947 it became part of Pakistan. As a result the family was forced to move back to its ancestral village in the Punjab part of India. I think because of the move this is reason why the medals never made it to the family.
I will attempt to join the other website you mentioned in your post. I have also been told I could try contacting the Ministry of Defence in England and request the medals, https://www.gov.uk/apply-medal-or-veterans-badge do you know if that is a true?
If possible could you contact me directly if you know of any sources where I could get replacement medals replicas/real to replace the ones that belonged to my Great Grandfather?
Also an open question to everyone on the forum, based on the above post of my great grandfathers medal list in his military discharge book, does anyone think he may have had more medals based on his years of service? They may have been overlooked when his discharge book was written up. the section where medals are listed in the discharge book was full and maybe they didn't have enough room to write in all of his medals. I ask because I have seen mentions of 9 year and 20 year services medals in the Indian Army, I don't see them listed in his discharge book. Based on the fact that he served for 28 years with what was written in his discharge book "exemplary" service I wold think he would have received these?