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The Indian Contingent 8 years 7 months ago #71

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The Corps of Guides

This bronze QSA was my find of last year and it was found locally. The naming is indistinct but "Corps" and "Guides" as well as the prenominal number "35" can be seen with a glass. There are no bronze medals awarded to the Corps of Guides if WO 100/296 p240 -241 is to believed. Luckly for researchers, the distribution list bound with WO 100/296 makes mention of 2 silver and 8 bronze medals having been prepared by the 15th December 1904, roll number A.G.2/M/13108.





The 2 silver medals are found on page 241 with 3 others on p240. A similar medal to 39 Syce Mehr Ali was sold by Toad Hall in 1992 for £110. The group to have is to 1574 Farrier Kala sold by Hayward in 1972. QSA clasp CC;KSA;IGS clasps Punjab Fronteir and Malakand '97 and an IMSM. The interest for me was to find a medal not on the roll at the National Archives but can be proven to have been prepared.
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Re: The Indian Contingent 8 years 7 months ago #74

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David,

That sounds an excellent find! You must have been very pleased?!

I have only seen a few bronze QSAs but the naming if often quite light. Do you know if where the Indian QSAs were named?

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Those bronze medals named in running script were named up in Culcutta. The medal rolls for thes are anotated with "medals sent in bulk to GOC India" Those impressed silver and bronze (servants, IOC and maybe IHC )medals were named at Woolwich as far as I know. These last rolls have no anotation but have a stamp in the top left hand corner indicating that they were named at the mint before distribution.
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