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India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 4 Clasps: Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98, with gazetted Romanian Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Romania pair awarded to Sepoy later Subadar-Major Maima Sin...

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Condition: evidence of wear to both, about Good Very Fine.
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India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 4 Clasps: Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98, with gazetted Romanian Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Romania pair awarded to Sepoy later Subadar-Major Maima Singh, 15th Bengal Infantry - the Ludhiana Sikhs later 2nd/15th Ludhiana Sikhs during the Great War and in Afghanistan during the Third Afghanistan War of 1919. Commissioned as a Viceroy’s Commissioned Officer in July 1911, he was Mentioned in Despatches for his service in Afghanistan in 1919, and was promoted to Subadar-Major in July 1920, being then awarded a Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Romania ‘for his services rendered during the Great War’ in the London Gazette for 29th September 1922.

India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 4 Clasps: Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98; (3489 SEPOY MAIMA SINGH 15TH: BL: INFY); Romania - Kingdom of: Order of the Crown of Romania, 5th Class Chevalier.

Condition: evidence of wear to both, about Good Very Fine.

Maima Singh enlisted into the Indian Army on 25th February 1893 and saw service as a Sepoy (No.3489) with the 15th Bengal Infantry - the Ludhiana Sikhs, and was present during the operations leading to the relief of Chitral which lasted from 7th March to 15th August 1895. Maima Singh is confirmed as having gone on to see service during the operations on the Punjab Frontier in 1897 to 1898, including the operations on the Samana Ridge and with the Tirah Field Force during 1897. His campaign service during this period is confirmed.

Maima went on to be commissioned as a Viceroy’s Commissioned Officer as a Jemadar on 21st July 1911, being promoted to Subadar on 10th March 1915. Maima Singh saw service with the 2nd/15th Ludhiana Sikhs during the Great War and later in Afghanistan during the Third Afghanistan War of 1919, being Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan, he was promoted to Subadar-Major on 1st July 1920. Maima Singh who appears to have retired on 31st July 1921, was appointed a Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Romania ‘for his services rendered during the Great War’ in the London Gazette for 29th September 1922. He may well have died prior to the printing of the 1924 Indian Army List as he does not appear in that list.