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I've put up a number of groups that could have gone here in

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2331&st=20

and

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2400

and I'd rather not double-post. Let me rummage about and add a few new ones here. Unfortunately, so many of my groups are as yet unribboned, unmounted, and I hate posting "naked medals" as they might offend someone. :P

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Clerk J. G. Menzes, Royal Indian Marine

1- British War Medal - CLK. J. G. MENZIES, R.I.M.

2- Victory Medal - CLK. J. G. MENZIES, R.I.M.

Not rare, perhaps, but uncommon enough for me to be very happy with this recent acquisition.

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97299 Carpenter Kesar Singh, Inland Water Transport

1- British War Medal - 97299 CARP. KESAR SINGH, I. W. T.

2- Victory Medal - 97299 CARP. KESAR SINGH, I. W. T.

Again, not a big deal for our cousins who do medals to Brits, but nice enough for collectors of medals to Indians?

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1257 Farrier-Major William Vaz, 31st Lancers

An interesting partial group that raises many questions.

1- British War Medal - named "1257 FAR-MAJ. W. VAZ, 31 LRS.""

2- Indian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Edward VII - named "1257 Sowar William Vaz, 31st D. of C.O. Lcrs"

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388463 Major (QGO) Rukman Limbu, MBE, 1/7th Gurkha Rifles

enlisted 4 December 1925, Quetta

Lance/Naik 1932

Naik September 1938

Subadar-Major after 1948

1954 MBE

retired on pension 1955, Major (QGO)

died 30 December 1975

1- The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, member

2- Burma Star - unnamed

3- The War Medal, 1939-45 - unnamed

4- The India Service Medal, 1939-45 - unnamed

5- The General Service Medal, 1918-64, George VI (4th obverse, 1949-52) - MALAYA, MiD leaf - MAJOR. RUKMAN LIMBU. 7 G.R.

6- Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, 1953 - unnamed (he was senior GCO of 7 GR in GR Contingent at London for the coronation)

7- Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. George VI, 2nd type - REGULAR ARMY - 388463 CAPT. (KGO). RUKUMAN LIMBU. 7 G.R.

8- The Indian Independence Medal, 1947 - 388463 SUB BAM RUKMAN LIMBU. G.R.

The medals are as worn, complete with the most odd "singleton" Burma Star and no 1939-45 Star.

While I usually ignore groups and medals to Gorkhas that stayed in Brfitish service, this one "sought me out".

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Not mine, but a friend is letting me post this for him:

Resaldar Sayad Ranuk Ali, 1st Bengal Lancers

~ China 1900: 1334 Dfdr: Mir Raunak Ali. 1st. Bengal Lcrs.

~ 1914-15 Star: Resdr. Raunak Ali Khan, 1/Lancers

~ BWM: Ressdr. Sayad Raunak Ali. 1 Lcrs.

~ VM: Ressdr. Sayad Raunak Ali. 1 Lcrs.

~ Coronation 1902: Un-named as issued

~ DD 1911: Un-named as issued

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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12101 Sepoy Shera Rawat, Ajmer Regiment

1. War Medal: 12101 Sep. Sep. Shera Rawat, Ajmer R.

2. India Service Medal: 12101 Sep. Sep. Shera Rawat, Ajmer R.

3. Efficiency Medal: Sepoy Shera. 11-4 Bombay Grs., I.T.F.

The title of the 1st Territorial Battalion Merwara Infantry which was raised on 11th March 1922 was changed to 11th Battalion 4th Bombay Grenediers in 1923. On 15th September 1941 the title once again changed, this time to 26th (Garrison) Battalion 4th Bombay Grenadiers. Finally on 1st July 1942 this battalion was reconstituted as the 1st Battalion the Ajmer Regiment. The Battalion was disbanded on 30th August 1946.

War Services:

Sep 1939 - (?) Port defence duties in Bombay

Jul 1942 ? Aug 1943. Bombay

Aug 1943 ? Sep 1944. Madras

Sep 1944 ? Sep 1945. Bannu Brigade, Waziristan

Sep 1945 ? Aug 1946. Wana Brigade, Waziristan

These war services confirm that Shera was not entitled to any other medals.

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Fantastic groups, everyone. :beer:

I didn?t knew, Victory Medals were named. Where were they named? On the rim?

Gerd

Thanks, Gerd.

Yes, named on the rim. Most British WWI medals are named and, when to Indians (and South Africans and Auistralians) most WWII medals as well. This adds much to the interest. Much like Soviet awards, once you crack the numbering code.

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Not mine, but a friend is letting me post this for him:

3799 Havildar Sarfraz Khan 22 Punjabis (Later Subadar 1st Bn 56 Rifles)

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221/312-1/2 Sepoy Kali Dass, 52 Sikhs/58 Rfls.

BWM: 221 Sepoy Kali Dass, 52 Sikhs F.F.

VM: 221 Sepoy Kali Dass, 52 Sikhs F.F.

GSM: 221 Sepoy Kali Dass, 52- Sikhs

IGSM: 312 1/2 Sepoy Kali Dass, 58 Rfls.

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2933 Naik Ghulam Muhammad, 93rd Burma Infantry

1. 1914-15 Star: 2922 Sepoy Ghulam Mohd. 93/Burma Infy.

2. BWM: 2922 Nk. Ghulam Mohd. 93 Infy.

3. VM: 2933 Nk. Ghulam Mhod. 93 Infy.

4. Bhavnagar War Hospital Medal: 2922 Ghulam Mahamad. Naik. 93 Burma Inffy.

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11261 L/Nk. Sham Sing Negi, MM*, 18 R. Garh. Rif.

1. IIM: unnamed

2. MM*: 11261 L/Nk. Sham Sing Negi 18 R. Garh. Rif. (Engraved capitals)

3. 1939-45 Star: 11261 L/Nk. Shyam Sing Negi, R. Garh. Rfl.

4. Africa Star: 11261 L/Nk. Shyam Sing Negi, R. Garh. Rfl.

5. Italy Star: 11261 L/Nk. Shyam Sing Negi, R. Garh. Rfl.

6. DM: 11261 L/Nk. Shyam Sing Negi, R. Garh. Rfl.

7. WM: 11261 L/Nk. Shyam Sing Negi, R.Garh. Rfl.

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1257 Farrier-Major William Vaz, 31st Lancers

An interesting partial group that raises many questions.

1- British War Medal - named "1257 FAR-MAJ. W. VAZ, 31 LRS.""

2- Indian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Edward VII - named "1257 Sowar William Vaz, 31st D. of C.O. Lcrs"

Interesting is right! The disparity in ranks, for one, and the name for another. "wiliam vaz" in a Bombay Cavalry regiment? Anglo-Indian? Indian Christian? Rather odd any way one slices it! It would be fascinating to know what his other medals were too. Is it possible to research Other ranks yet for Indian stuff? It wasn't when I collected them, which of course is why I could afford Indian groups.

Keep the lovely stuff coming! :jumping:

Peter

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Thanks, Gerd.

Yes, named on the rim. Most British WWI medals are named and, when to Indians (and South Africans and Auistralians) most WWII medals as well. This adds much to the interest. Much like Soviet awards, once you crack the numbering code.

Thank you! :beer:

Gerd

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Guest Darrell

Well I got this one today (also posted elsewhere), but decided to throw it in this thread as it fits in nicely. It was purchased from a fellow in BC, who bought the bar at an estate sale. The separate medal I believe is for a Horse Breeders award (could be wrong), that links the set to a Phil Thomas:

Bar Obverse:

Edited by Darrell

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Guest Darrell

Closeup of the France & Germany Bar:

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Guest Darrell

Here is the other medal of the group (not associated with war) named to Phil Thomas:

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Guest Darrell

Closeup of the engraved obverse:

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A nice (probably) Canadian naval group. A shame unnamed. But pretty (and unusual) anyway.

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Here's my latest trio.

9792 Pte William E.J. Neal of the:

East Surrey Regt.

Royal West Surrey Regt.

Queens Regt.

He entered theatre as a L/Cpl and ended the war as a Pte. so I will have to find out what he did wrong.

Tony

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Here's my latest trio.

9792 Pte William E.J. Neal of the:

East Surrey Regt.

Royal West Surrey Regt.

Queens Regt.

He entered theatre as a L/Cpl and ended the war as a Pte. so I will have to find out what he did wrong.

Tony

Nice trio! I do believe he was a naughty boy!

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Guest Darrell

Well ... this one came in today. Unusual British Africa / Pacific Star grouping.

Obv.

Edited by Darrell

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