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India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 1 Clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, awarded to Rifleman W. Brown, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who saw service during the Punjab Frontier operations which lasted from 10th June 1897 to 6th April 1898, and appe...

£425.00
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Product ID: CMA/29471
Condition: the bar fitted with an additional soldered rob and chain and fastener to facilitate wear, otherwise Good Very Fine.
Description:

India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 1 Clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, awarded to Rifleman W. Brown, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who saw service during the Punjab Frontier operations which lasted from 10th June 1897 to 6th April 1898, and appears to have died on campaign, his medal being issued posthumously to his mother on 16th December 1897, she being a Mrs Eliza Brown, of 29 Franklin Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. The rare to survive for the period War Office posthumous forwarding letter for the medal is hand signed by the then Lieutenant General and later Field Marshal, Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C.

India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 1 Clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98; (2775 PTE: W. BROWN. 3D: BN: RIF. BDE:), the bar fitted with an additional soldered rob and chain and fastener to facilitate wear, as worn in his memory by his mother.

Condition: the bar fitted with an additional soldered rob and chain and fastener to facilitate wear, otherwise Good Very Fine.

Sold together with a the rare posthumous medal transmittal letter issued to the recipient’s mother, Mrs Eliza Brown, of 29 Franklin Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., sent from the War Office, dated 16th December 1899, and signed in ink the Quartermaster to the Forces, the then Lieutenant General and later Field Marshal, Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C., signed ‘Evelyn Wood A.G.’ The printed letter with personal details filled in ink, reads: ‘I am directed to transmit to you a Medal which has been granted to the late No.2775, Private W. Brown of the 3/Rifle Brigade to be kept as a memorial off his service in India 1897-98.’ This folded and repaired.

Also an envelope, sent ‘via New York’ to a Mrs W.E. Cochrane, Queens Hotel, Montreal, Canada, post dated 3rd October 1891.

Awarded to Rifleman (No.2775) W. Brown, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who saw service during the Punjab Frontier operations which lasted from 10th June 1897 to 6th April 1898, and appears to have died on campaign, his medal being issued posthumously to his mother on 16th December 1897, she being a Mrs Eliza Brown, of 29 Franklin Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. The rare to survive for the period War Office posthumous forwarding letter for the medal is hand signed by the then Lieutenant General and later Field Marshal, Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C.