India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 Clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Relief of Chitral 1895, awarded to Private John Hartley, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, formerly 4th Militia Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, who was pre...

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Condition: slight edge bruise at 5 o’clock on obverse rim, otherwise Nearly Extremely Fine.
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India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 Clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Relief of Chitral 1895, awarded to Private John Hartley, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, formerly 4th Militia Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, who was present during the relief of Chitral between 2nd April 1895 and 18th September 1895 and then during the operations on the Punjab Frontier which lasted from 10th June 1897 through to 6th April 1898. Hartley also saw service in both Burma and Aden.

India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 Clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Relief of Chitral 1895, mounted in that order as issued; (3920 PTE: J. HARTLEY. 1ST: BN: EAST KENT REGT:)

Condition: slight edge bruise at 5 o’clock on obverse rim, otherwise Nearly Extremely Fine.

John Hartley was born in Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, and having worked as a groom and seen service as a Private with the 4th Militia Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, then attested for service with the regular British Army at Manchester on 19th August 1892, joining as a Private (No.3920) the East Kent Regiment - the Buffs. Posted to the 2nd Battalion on 21st November 1892, he then transferred to the 1st Battalion out in India on 4th December 1893, and saw active service on operations during the relief of Chitral between 2nd April 1895 and 18th September 1895. Hartley was then present during the operations on the Punjab Frontier which lasted from 10th June 1897 through to 6th April 1898. Posted back from the North West Frontier to resume garrison duty in India from 4th October 1898, he was then posted to Burma from 16th February 1901 and back to India from 12th December 1902, before being posted to Aden from 23rd November 1903, and back home from 10th December 1904, being discharged on 13th December 1904. Confirmed as his only medal entitlement.