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QSAs to Indian soldiers 3 years 11 months ago #11805

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The next DNW sale contains a surprising number of QSA to Indian troops:

1716 QSA (0) (2722 Sowar Jamiat Singh, 11th Bengal Lcrs.)

1717 QSA (0) (468 Hvldr. Attar Singh, 26th Sikh Regt.)

1718 QSA (0) (M 46 Dafadar Pat Ram, I.P. Mule Train) and QSA (0) (L. Naik Alam, 18/Mule Cadre)

1719 QSA (0) bronze issue (426 Bhisti Mowla, S. & T. Corps Secbd. D.)

1720 QSA (0) bronze issue (693 Dooly Bearer Gariga Dasee, S. T. Corps Mad. Ct.)

1721 QSA (0) bronze issue (Syce Bashan, Kashmir Lcrs.)

1722 QSA (1) Cape Colony (1305 Sowar Hajee Khan, 6th Bombay Cvlry)

1723 QSA (1) Transvaal (1396 Sowar Jeewan Singh, 2nd C. India H.)

1724 QSA (1) South Africa 1902 (?/5 L. Naik Meg Singh, 4th Bombay Cvlry.)

1725 QSA (1) South Africa 1902 (1276 Sowar Ata Mahomed Khan, 8th Bengal Lcrs.)

1726 QSA (1) South Africa 1902 (1699 Dffdr. Sher Mhmd. Khan, 9th Bengal Lcrs.)

1728 QSA (2) Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (1737 L. Dffdr. Jahingir Khan, 2nd C. India H.)

1729 QSA (3) Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (2406 Sowar Harnam Singh,
2nd Bombay Lrs.)

1730 QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (1712 Sowar
Fateh Sher Khan, 18th Bengal Lcrs.)

1731 KSA (2) (960 Mahmud Zaman Khan, 5th Bengal Cvlry.)
Entitled to QSA (1) Transvaal.

Group to Veterinary Jemadar Mohammad Ali, Mule Corps, late Commissariat and Transport Department

IGS (1) Lushai 1889-92 (645 Salu..y(?) Mahammed Ali, Comt. Transpt. Dept.) officially re-engraved
QS (5) TH RoL Belf SA01 SA02 (M.170 Vet. Asst. Mahomed Ali, Ind. M.P. Train)
Tibet (0) (545 Vety. Dufdr. Mohomedali, 10th Mule Corps)
BWM (V-Jemdr. Mohd. Ali, 3 Mule Cps.)
Indian Army MSM GV (27/123 Vet’ry. Dufadar Mohamed Ali, 27th Mule Corps)


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QSAs to Indian soldiers 3 years 9 months ago #13654

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The bronze group to Dooly Bearer Beswi Narsunloo, Supply & Transport Corps

Queen’s Sudan 1896-98, bronze issue (159 Doolybearer Buswir Narsinghoo, C.T. Deptt.), QSA (0) bronze (159 Dooley Bearer Beswi Narsunloo, S. & T. Corps), Khedive’s Sudan (0) bronze issue (159 Dooleybearer Buswir Narsinghoo, C.T.Dept.)


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A QSA named to the Corps of Guides.

IGS 1895 (2) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Malakand 1897 (1574 Farrier Kala, 2 Q.O. Corps Guides Cavy.), QSA (1) Cape Colony (1574 Farr. Kala, Corps of Guides), KSA (2) (1574 Farr. Kala, Q.O. Corps of Guides), Indian MSM GV (1574 Dfdr. (Farr. Maj.) Kala Khan, Corps of Guides Cavy. (F.F.))


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More an Indian unit than to an Indian.


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QSA (2) CC OFS Tr (Major H.P. Young, Staff)
KSA (2) (Maj. H.P. Young. I.S.C.)

Major Henry Pottinger Young, (1850-1929), the son of Major Charles Colville Young, C.B., Royal Horse Artillery; educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Commissioned Ensign, 49th Foot, February 1869; promoted Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps, March 1871; Captain, February 1881; Major, February 1889; 'served with the Imperial Forces, and was attached later to the Poona Horse and Bombay Cavalry. Whilst in India he commanded a party in the long distance trial rides of 1887, and rode 184 miles in 60 hours with one horse. He rendered distinguished service in the Afghan and South African wars, being wounded several times. On one occasion his horse was shot under him. He was thanked in despatches by Lord Methuen for a most courageous attempt to blow up a bridge and train. From 1899 to 1900 he was head of the Intelligence Service at Lourenco Marques, Portuguese East Africa, and was thanked by the authorities for good work there' (Recipient's obituary in the Albany Advertiser refers); served as Head of Intelligence in Portuguese East Africa during the period in which Winston Churchill and Aylmer Haldane made their successful escapes by rail from Pretoria; at the time his main task in Portuguese East Africa was to monitor and disrupt the flow of foreign munitions being landed at Delagoa Bay and then railed through to the Northern Transvaal; after the South African War migrated to Albany, Western Australia.
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