India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31, awarded to Trooper J.D. Hitchcock, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, formerly Northamptonshire Regiment, who was present out on the North West Frontier of India during the Red Shirt Rebellion in the period from 23rd April 1930, being transferred to the Army Reserve in November 1930.
India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31; (5877118 TPR. J.D. HITCHCOCK. 15-19 H.)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Jack Donald Hitchcock was born in 1904 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and having worked as a shoe hand, then enlisted into the British Army at Northampton on 13th April 1923 initially as a Private (No.5877118) with the Northamptonshire Regiment, he was immediately transferred to the Cavalry Depot, this most probably owing to his training as a shoe-hand, and was then posted to the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars on 3rd August 1923. Hitchcock was then present out on the North West Frontier of India during the Red Shirt Rebellion in the period from 23rd April 1930. This campaign was still ongoing when Hitchcock was transferred to the Army Reserve on 21st November 1930, and having re-engaged for a further four years in the Reserve on 13th April 1935, was then discharged on 12th April 1939. He probably saw service during the Second World War.