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Langri Jhanda Singh, IOM, 1st Sikh Infanty

1- Indian Order of Merit, 3rd class, 1839-1911 "Langri Cook Jhanda Singh 1st Sikh Infy"

IAO 865 of 1897:

"Langri (Cook) JHANDA SINGH, 1st Sikh Infanty, was admitted to the 3rd class, for conspicuous gallantry on the same occasion [attack on politucal officer's escort at Maizar, 10 June 1897], in having when Lance-Naik Atr Singh [posthumous IOM3] was killed, run out and brought in the box of ammunition the Naik was carrying when he met his death."

[Hypher II: 109-10]

2- India Medal, 1895-1902, Victoria, bronze - PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98

Unnamed (!), attributed to Langri Jhanda Singh, IOM, 1st Sikhs. Possible "restoration"?

Not the world's greatest image (I hope to get a better one), but so rarely do we have a photo to go with the recipient of Indian decorations, especially recipients of the lowliest ranks.

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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