An India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1908, awarded to Private O. Gasson, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, once 2nd Cinque Ports, Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, who was resent during the Mohmand Operations on the North West Frontier which lasted from 14th February to 31st May 1908, and later served during the Great War out on the Western Front from 31st August to 24th November 1914.

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An India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1908, awarded to Private O. Gasson, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, once 2nd Cinque Ports, Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, who was resent during the Mohmand Operations on the North West Frontier which lasted from 14th February to 31st May 1908, and later served during the Great War out on the Western Front from 31st August to 24th November 1914.

India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1908; (9529 PTE: O. GASSON. 1T: BN: NORTHD FUS:)

Condition: lightly polished, Very Fine.

Oliver Gasson was born in Halton, near Hastings, Sussex, and having worked as a labourer, and seen service with the British Army Volunteer Force with the 2nd Cinque Ports, Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, then attested for service with the British Army at Hastings on 29th July 1903, joining as a Private (No.9529) the Northumberland Fusiliers.

Joining his regimental depot at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 1st August 1903, he was posted from the depot to the 1st Battalion on 15th September 1903, and then transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 13th November 1906, before returning to the 1st Battalion on 3rd September 1907 when he was posted out to India.

Gasson was then present during the Mohmand Operations on the North West Frontier which lasted from 14th February to 31st May 1908, and was then posted home on 2nd February 1912 and transferred to the 3rd Battalion, being then transferred to the Army Reserve on 1st April 1912.

Mobilised on the outbreak of the Great War at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 5th August 1914, Gasson was posted to the 3rd Battalion the next day, and then to the 1st Battalion out on the Western Front from 31st August 1914, but was then posted home to Glasgow on 24th November 1914 and transferred back to the 3rd Battalion. Gasson was discharged no longer physically fit for war service on 24th April 1915.