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Re: Indian Army uniform

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 8:28AM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 29 Oct 2012 9:08AM GMT
Surnames: Fordham
For reasons already stated by others, I’m 100% certain the photograph is post WWI at least 1920’s, it certainly isn’t a 1909 photograph.

From the catalogued descriptions of the WWI Medal Index Cards at the National Archives, Kew, he has a MIC (high quality colour scans of original cards on Ancestry).

Fordham, Harry
Corps: Labour Corps Royal Engineers, Indian Army, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Rank Lieutenant.

Always difficult to identify medals from b&w images, but I’ll stick my neck out.
I suspect his 4 medals are (left to right): British War Medal (WWI); Victory Medal (WWI); either the India General Service Medal 1908-1935 or the General Service Medal 1918-1962; last unknown.

After checking the Medal Index Card to confirm his WWI Medal awards, I suggest a search of the UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 database on Ancestry to confirm the none WWI awards; be aware it may only identify clasps for the IGSM or GSM medals.

Do you know much about him?

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keitheives 27 Oct 2012 11:50AM GMT 
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keitheives 27 Oct 2012 4:43PM GMT 
1_aramsay 28 Oct 2012 6:31PM GMT 
keitheives 29 Oct 2012 8:40AM GMT 
JeffH01 29 Oct 2012 2:28PM GMT 
keitheives 29 Oct 2012 4:16PM GMT 
JeffH01 29 Oct 2012 10:09PM GMT 
keitheives 30 Oct 2012 8:00AM GMT 
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