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The Indian Contingent 1 month 3 days ago #71774

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Last outing in public was at Philip Burman in 2012 where he listed it at £175.
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The Indian Contingent 4 weeks 3 hours ago #71837

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Here's a QSA with SA1902 clasp to:
777 Sowar Gopal Singh, 3rd Bengal Cavalry.

Any information on the unit would be greatly appreciated.

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The Indian Contingent 3 weeks 6 days ago #71847

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"“The South African war began shortly after the conclusion of the Tirah Campaign, but unfortunately afforded the Regiment no opportunities for active service.” One party of 9 Farriers and Duffadars (& 8 followers) served in South Africa for the duration of the war. A second “party of sixteen men, however, was sent out in 1902 under Risaldar Hanwant Singh for duty with Remounts. And a further twenty-four men were also sent out in 1902. " ( The History of Skinner's Horse. Major A.M.Daniels p 134)

Served with the Remount Depots in Natal during 1902 probable with the third contingent.



Homeward Mail, 3rd March 1902


This medal was previously reported in the "Durbar" - the Journal of the Indian Military History Society (3/3/8 ) & sold at Lockdale 2019 (£80)

It is possible that there are missing medals - I have two incomplete groups with the India '95 medal although their regimental numbers ( 458 & 479 ) & a known group to 217 Sowar Moola Singh are well below Gopal Singh's

Another combination with the QSA that is known is
1914-15 Star: 876 Dfdr. Rattan Singh 3rd Bngl Cvlry
BWM: Jmdr. Rattan Singh 3 Horse
VM: Jmdr. Rattan Singh 3 Horse
IGS 1908 : Afg 1919 Jmdr. Rattan Singh 3 Horse
GSM: S. Persia Rsldr. Rattan Singh (was attached to the Camel Corps)
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The Indian Contingent 3 weeks 5 days ago #71849

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It's interesting that the 3 Bengal Cav. was designated to consist of Rajpoots (Rajputs). My understanding is that they were landowners and were of diverse religions; Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian. It would be nice to know if Singh was entitled to other medals. Are there nominal rolls for the unit? Thanks very much for the info.; it's of great help and interest to me.
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The rolls are available for the QSA at WO 100/296 p153-9. The India Medal Rolls have yet to come on line.

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The Indian Contingent 3 weeks 4 days ago #71872

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There is a new ( to me ) bronze QSA to "Pte Srvt Risham" at the auction rooms of Audap et Associes. I do not have him on any of my (very incomplete ) data bases. Has anyone got accesss to "Find my Past" or similar to search the QSA rolls for him? Many thanks
With acknowledgement to Audap et Associes
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