Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for India, GVR Crowned head bust, India suspension, the suspension now lacking the lob band and slot for the ribbon, awarded to Staff Sergeant F.A. Scholz, Indian Army Ordnance Corps, formerly 4th Hussars and Royal Tank Corps, and later a Lieutenant and Assistant Commissary with the Indian Army Departments. Scholz transferred as a Warrant Officer 2nd Class and Sub Conductor with the Indian Army Ordnance Corps in February 1931, and went on to be granted an Emergency Commission into the Indian Army during the Second World War in February 1941.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for India, GVR Crowned head bust, India suspension, the suspension now lacking the lob band and slot for the ribbon; (S-SJT. F.A. SCHOLZ. I.A.O.C.)
Condition: suspension now lacking the lob band and slot for the ribbon, some contact wear, hence only Fine.
Frank Alfred Scholz was born on 23rd December 1894 in Peckham, Camberwell, London, and by 1911 was working as an apprentice salesman for a tailor - one John Oakes, when living in Putney. Scholz himself apparently later became a tailor, but then enlisted into the British Army at London on 25th July 1913, joining as a Private (No.10053 later No.532292) the 4th Hussars, and with the outbreak of the Great War, saw service out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 15th August 1914 through to 26th April 1919. Having re-engaged on 22nd April 1920, he was stationed at Aldershot when he married on 27th May 1920.
Scholz was posted out to India from 17th September 1921, and from 5th February 1923 was serving with the 4th Hussars attached to the Indian Unattached List. Scholz who was latterly with the Royal Tank Corps, was discharged on 5th February 1931 and being transferred from the British Army to the Indian Army and being promoted to Warrant Officer 2nd Class and Sub Conductor with the Indian Army Ordnance Corps, and was then stationed at Shahjahanpur as of the Indian Army List for October 1932. Scholz was on service out in India on the outbreak of the Second World War, and as a Conductor, was then granted an Emergency Commission into the Indian Army as a temporary Lieutenant and Assistant Commissary on 21st February 1941 for service with the Indian Army Departments.