India General Service Medal 1908 - 1935 : Corporal W Murphy, 1 Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Place Asia: India
Accession Number RELAWM14725
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1909
Conflict Period 1900-1909

India General Service Medal 1908 - 1935 (1st issue) with the bar 'NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1908'. The recipients number, rank, name and regiment are engraved on the edge. Obverse: Bust of King Edward VII in uniform and the legend 'EDWARDVS VII KAISAR-I-HIND' around the circumference. Reverse: The fort at Jamrud on the Khyber Pass, with mountains in the background. Below is the word 'INDIA' between a branch of oak and olive tied with a ribbon at the base. The medal is fitted with a swivelling floral suspender with a single fishtail bar that has rosettes in the lower corners. A piece of 32 mm green ribbon with a broad central dark blue band is attached to the suspender.

History / Summary

Awarded to Corporal W Murphy of the First Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers for service on the North West Frontier of India between 14 February and 31 May, 1908. There were three types of obverse and twelve campaign bars issued with this medal between 1908 and 1935. This medal is part of a collection assembled by the late Hon. Sir Thomas Hughes, Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales. It was presented to the Memorial in memory of his son, Captain Roger Forrest Hughes, Australian Army Medical Corps, who died of wounds in France on 11 December 1916, and of his grandson, Flying Officer Peter Roger Forrest Hughes, 12 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, who was killed on active service while flying in the Northern Territory on 3 October 1942.

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