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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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Miniature circular silver medal with claw and ornate swivel scroll ribbon bar with ‘AFGHANISTAN N.W.F. 1919’ clasp and with rare ;‘MAHSUD 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon; the face with the crowned head and shoulders portrait of King George VI facing left in coronation robes, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V KAISAR-I-HIND’ (George V Emperor of India); the reverse with a view of Jamrud Fort and the entrance to the Khyber Pass, inscribed ‘INDIA’ on a plaque below with oak and laurel branches to either side; diameter 17.83mm (0.7 inch); age-toned; on original ribbon. The medal was instituted on 1 January 1909 for service in campaigns on India’s borders. The ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp was awarded for service in that area during the Third Afghan War from 6 May to 8 August 1919. The ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp was awarded service against the Mahsud in the punitive Derajat Column under General Sir Andrew Skeen, KCB, KCIE, CMG (1873-1935) between 19 December 1919 and 8 April 1920. A good period miniature.

 
India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V issue, with ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919’ clasp and with rare ‘Mahsud 1919-20’ clasp loose on the ribbon, miniature
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