*1/9 GURKHA RIFLES* INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 959 THAPA WAZIRISTAN 1921 +WW1
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Offered is a India General Service Medal (1908 – 35) with clasp WAZIRISTAN 1921 -24, impressed named 959 RFMN. HARAKBAHADUR THAPA. 1-9 G.R.
1st Battalion 9TH Gurkha Rifles.
The Waziristan campaign was a road construction effort and military campaign conducted from 21 December 1921 to 31 March 1924 by British and Indian forces in Waziristan These operations were part of the new Forward Policy, which sought to reduce and eventually eliminate tribal uprisings and tribal raids into settled districts by stationing regular troops inside Waziristan, which would then be capable of swiftly responding to Waziri rebellions. The rebel tribes attempted to harass the British troops, but were unsuccessful in stopping the British road construction efforts.
The soldiers garrisoned numerous small outposts over a wide area during this campaign.
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