POST WW1 BRITISH GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL IRAQ 10TH LANCERS HODSON’S HORSE
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Offered is an original 1918 – 62 General Service Medal. 36mm wide circular silver medal with claw and ornate scroll swivel ribbon bar with original ‘IRAQ’ clasp; the face with the head of King George V facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND : IMP:’(George V King of Great Britain and Emperor of India), signed ‘BM’ (for Sir Bertram Mackennal, 1863-1931) on the base of the neck; the reverse with a standing winged Victory with Greek helmet, an upright trident in her left hand, a laurel wreath in her right hand crowning an upright winged sword, signed ‘E.C.R.P.’; impressed named on rim to 371 3SOWAR BUDH SINGH. 10 – LANCERS.; bright/crisp details, on the correct ribbon.
3rd Sowar Singh served in the Iraq campaign with the 10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers (Hodson’s Horse).
The General Service Medal 1918-62 was instituted in 1923 as a general service medal similar to the Naval General Service Medal 1915-1962 and to be awarded for minor conflicts for which no other specific campaign medal is awarded. It was always awarded with a clasp indicating the area for which the medal was awarded. Subsequent service is recognised by the award of further clasps to be worn on the original medal.
The clasp Iraq was presented to those who either served at Ramadi or north of a line east and west through Ramadi between 10 December 1919 and 13 June 1920 or were part of an establishment within Iraq between 1 July and 17 November 1920.
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