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India Service Medal, 1939-1945, unnamed as issued
[IN170]
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India Service Medal, 1939-1945, unnamed as issued
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Circular cupro nickel medal with claw and ribbon suspension bar; the face with the crowned head of King and Emperor George VI facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP: (George VI by the grace of God King of Great Britain and Emperor of India), signed ‘P M’; the reverse with a relief map of (then) India, inscribed ‘INDIA’ above and dated ‘1939-45’ below; age-toned; on probably original ribbon.

The medal was instituted in 1945 and awarded to members of the Indian armed forces for three years non-operational service in India, effectively replacing the Defence Medal for Indian troops.

 
India Service Medal, 1939-1945, unnamed as issued
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India Service Medal, 1939-1945, unnamed as issued
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India Service Medal, 1939-1945, unnamed as issued
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