WAZIRISTAN-BRITISH KING GEORGE V INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 3 BAR WW1 WW2

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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 1919 – 21’, ‘WAZIRISTAN 1921 – 24’,  and ‘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 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 1201 NK.MUSHTAQ SHAH,1-6 INFY.; service polished overall to medal, on the correct ribbon. 

The medal was instituted on 1 January 1909 for service in campaigns on India’s borders. The ‘Waziristan 1919-1921’ clasp was awarded for service in Waziristan between 6 May 1919 and 31 May 1921, the ‘Waziristan 1921-24’ clasp for service in Waziristan between 21 December 1921 and 31 March 1924 and 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.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 6 cm

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