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Charles Merewether Ducat was educated at Marlborough College and entered Sandhurst in 1880. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Indian Army in 1881, he served with the 4th Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse) in the Burma campaigns of 1887-89 (medal with two clasps) and with the China Field Force, 1900-01, as a Special Service Officer detailed by the Imperial Government (despatches London Gazette 13 September 1901, medal without clasp). Promoted to Major in 1901, he was made brevet Lieutenant-Colonel for services in China and appointed Military Attaché, Peking, 1902-05. Becoming Colonel in 1910, he commanded the Poona Horse 1908-12, and retired in 1913.

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Please excuse my ignorance, but I have a couple of questions on the gold medal mentioned earlier in this thread.

1. Why was it 'infamous'?

2. If recipients named their own medals (mentioned in an earlier post), as Ducat was an Indian Army officer, why is his medal named in French?

 

 

 

 

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1. It should be famous instead of infamous of course

2. Another possibility - Gouvernement Provisoire de Tientsin named them

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By the way, there are also silver medals (by the same firm) 

 

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No inscription at the edge.

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JapanX,

Thank you very much for your reply.

I agree it's likely they were named by the government.

 

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