Offered is an original 1908-35 India General Service Medal.
36mm wide circular silver medal with claw and ornate scroll swivel ribbon bar with original ‘WAZIRISTAN 1921 – 24’ clasp; the face with the crowned head and shoulders portrait of King George V facing left in coronation robes, with minor divets to right side as pictured, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V KAISAR-I-HIND’ (George V 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; impressed named on rim to 6336 RFMN. KALU SINGH, 2 KUMAON RIF. on the correct ribbon.
*The Kumaon Regiment is one of the most decorated infantry regiments of the Indian Army.*
The medal was instituted on 1 January 1909 for service in campaigns on India’s borders. The ‘Waziristan 1921-24’ clasp for service in Waziristan between 21 December 1921 and 31 March 1924.