India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31, awarded to Private J.P. Heather, Royal Tank Corps, who was present out in India during the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier in the period from 23rd April 19...

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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31, awarded to Private J.P. Heather, Royal Tank Corps, who was present out in India during the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier in the period from 23rd April 1930 to 22nd March 1931, when only two units from the Royal Tank Corps participated in operations, the 1st Light Tank Company as part of the 1st Peshawar Brigade, and No.1 Section, 7th Armoured Car Company within the 2nd Rawalpindi Brigade. Heather’s medal was claimed through the 8th Armoured Car Company in January 1934, by which time he was a reservist. He later saw service with the Royal Armoured Corps during the Second World War, but transferred in February 1944 to the Royal Army Service Corps.

India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31; (7876992 PTE. J. HEATHER. R. TANK C.)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

John Percy Heather was born in Coniston, Lancashire, and having worked as a labourer, then attested for service with the British Army at Lancaster on 4th September 1924, joining as a Private (No.7876992) the Royal Tank Corps. Heather was present out in India during the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier in the period from 23rd April 1930 to 22nd March 1931. During this campaign, only two units from the Royal Tank Corps participated in operations, the 1st Light Tank Company as part of the 1st Peshawar Brigade, and No.1 Section, 7th Armoured Car Company within the 2nd Rawalpindi Brigade. It is unclear to which unit Heather served during the operations, however by the time his medal was claimed in January 1934, it was claimed through the 8th Armoured Car Company, which may indicate that he had been a member of the 7th Armoured Car Company during the operations.

Heather had in the meantime transferred to the Army Reserve on 1st September 1931, but was later recalled for service during the Second World War with the Royal Armoured Corps, until he transferred on 3rd February 1944 to the Royal Army Service Corps.