​ A Great War 1914 Star trio, Delhi Durbar 1911 and long service group awarded to Sergeant C. Packham, 17th Duke of Cambridges Own Lancers, who was present out in India on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar in 1911, and having seen service on the Western Front from 8th November 1914, then appears to have been later commissioned into the Nigeria Regiment.

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A Great War 1914 Star trio, Delhi Durbar 1911 and long service group awarded to Sergeant C. Packham, 17th Duke of Cambridges Own Lancers, who was present out in India on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar in 1911, and having seen service on the Western Front from 8th November 1914, then appears to have been later commissioned into the Nigeria Regiment.

Group of 5: 1914 Star; (182 CPL C. PACKHAM. 17/LRS.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (L-182 SJT. C. PACKHAM. 17-LRS.); Delhi Durbar 1911; Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (311859 SJT C. PACKHAM. 17-LRS.), mounted swing style as worn.

Condition: Good Very Fine.
Charles Packham was born in Beckley, East Sussex, and was present out in India as a Lance Corporal (No.182) with the 17th Duke of Cambridges Own Lancers on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar in 1911.

With the outbreak of the Great War, Packham then saw service on the Western Front from 8th November 1914 as a Corporal with the 17th Lancers. Packham was later promoted to Sergeant, and then claimed the 1914 Star via the Colonial Officer, he being then shown on the roll of officers of the Nigeria Regiment, and it must therefore be presumed that Packham was then commissioned shortly after the end of the Great War.


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