SCARCE PRE WW2 BRITISH ARMY INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL MOHMAND 1935 & NWF 1930
36mm wide circular silver medal with claw and ornate scroll swivel ribbon bar with MOHMAND 1933 & NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1930-31 clasps; the face with the crowned head and shoulders portrait of King George V facing left in coronation robes, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V • D • G BRITT • OMN • REX • ET • INDIÆ •IMP •’ (George V by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, Emperor of India); the reverse with a view of Jamrud Fort and the entrance to the Khyber Pass, inscribed ‘INDIA’ on a plaque below with oak and laurel branches to either side; correctly name impressed on the edge to 779024 GNR. J. CLEWELY. R.A. Comes with the original ribbon.
The Medal was instituted on 1 January 1909 for service in campaigns on India’s borders. This example is of the second George V issue, 1930-1935.
The ‘Mohmand 1933’ clasp was awarded for service in operations against the Upper Mohmands on the North West Frontier during 1933 and to those who served in a defined area between the Swat and Kabul Rivers between 28 July and October 1933.
The ‘North West Frontier 1930-31’ clasp was awarded for service in operations on the North West Frontier between 23 April 1930 and 22 March 1931 against the Afridis.
|Dimensions||10 × 5 × 5 cm|