India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 3 Clasps: Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98, awarded to Private C. Kingate, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, formerly 7th Militia Battalion, King’s Royal Rifles, who saw service on the frontier during the operations leading to the relief of Chitral which lasted from 7th March to 15th August 1895, and then went on to partake in the operations on the Punjab Frontier including operations with the Tirah Field Force during 1897 to 1898, when his battalion distinguished itself in a

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India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 3 Clasps: Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98, awarded to Private C. Kingate, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, formerly 7th Militia Battalion, King’s Royal Rifles, who saw service on the frontier during the operations leading to the relief of Chitral which lasted from 7th March to 15th August 1895, and then went on to partake in the operations on the Punjab Frontier including operations with the Tirah Field Force during 1897 to 1898, when his battalion distinguished itself in action at the taking of the Dargai Heights on 20th October 1897.

India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 3 Clasps: Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98; (3629 PTE: C. KINGATE. 1ST: BN: GORD: HIGHRS:)

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Charles Kingate was born in Holborn, London, and having worked as a labourer, and seen service in the Militia with the 7th Militia Battalion, King’s Royal Rifles, then attested for service with the British Army at London on 7th January 1891, joining as a Private (No.3629) the Gordon Highlanders.

Posted with the 1st Battalion out to India on 27th January 1893, he saw service on the frontier during the operations leading to the relief of Chitral which lasted from 7th March to 15th August 1895, and then went on to partake in the operations on the Punjab Frontier including operations with the Tirah Field Force during 1897 to 1898, when it distinguished itself in action at the taking of the Dargai Heights on 20th October 1897.

Kingate was posted to Egypt on 19th October 1898, and then home on 10th December 1898, and presumably transferred to the Army Reserve. However with the outbreak of the Boer War he was mobilised and embarked for South Africa on 9th November 1899 with the 1st Battalion, being then present in action at the battle of Paardeberg from 17th to 26th February 1900 where he was severely wounded. He however was back in action at Driefontein on 10th March 1900, and at Johannesburg on 31st May 1900, and was later present at Belfast being also on operations in the Cape Colony. Posted home on 2nd August 1902, Kingate was discharged on 6th January 1903. As of 1911 he was living in Holborn and working as a labourer for the borough council. He died in 1938.