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Can someone advise me on what regiment is on these Indian medals please?


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Hello, I have the Indian Independence Medal engraved Sep 2630517 Mani Ram, GRS.  And the Sainya Seva medal with GDR. 2630517 Mani Ram, GRS.

Can someone tell me what unit or regiment GRS is please, and what rank GDR is please?

Thank you, 

Duncan.

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The original unit whose traditions the current Indian Army perpetuates was the 4th Bombay Grenadiers, created in 1922 during the IA reorganization by the amalgamation of the 101st Grenadiers and the 102nd King Edward's Own Grenadiers.  Multiple battalions were added during WWII and the regiment went to India on Partition, where it has over twenty regular battalions, as is common IA practice these days.  It's 2nd battalion eventually became part of the Guards Brigade.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grenadiers

 

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