- India General Service Medal (1909)
Infobox Military Award
name= India General Service Medal
caption= Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal. Ribbon: 32mm, green with broad blue central stripe.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
eligibility= British and Indian forces.
for= Campaign service.
campaign= India 1908-35.
description= Silver or bronze disk, 36mm diameter.
- North West Frontier 1908
- Abor 1911-12
- Afghanistan NWF 1919
- Mahsud 1919-20
- Waziristan 1919-21
- Malabar 1921-22
- Waziristan 1921-24
- Waziristan 1925
- North West Frontier 1930-31
- Burma 1930-32
- Mohmand 1933
- North West Frontier 1935
__NOTOC__The Indian General Service Medal (1909 IGSM) was a campaign
medalapproved on 1st January 1909 [British Battles and Medals, p220] , for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies. In 1925 it was also awarded to officers and men of the Royal Air Force.
The 1909 IGSM was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India, during 1908 to 1935. Each campaign was represented by a clasp on the ribbon; 12 were sanctioned [Medals Yearbook 2003, p160] .
*North West Frontier 1908 (Issued in bronze to native bearers)
*Abor 1911-12 (Issued in bronze to native bearers)
*Afghanistan NWF 1919
*North West Frontier 1930-31
*North West Frontier 1935
The Medal with the
Waziristan1925 bar was awarded to only 46 officers and 214 men of the Royal Air Forcewho took part in Pink's War. It is by far the rarest bar given with an India General Service Medal and was only awarded after the then Chief of the Air StaffSir John Salmondsucceeded in overturning the War Officedecision not to grant a medal for Pink's War. [cite book
authorlink =John Laffin
title =Swifter than Eagles. A biography of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Salmond
publisher =William Blackwood & Sons Ltd
isbn = ]
* Mackay, J and Mussel, J (eds) - "Medals Yearbook - 2006", (2005), Token Publishing.
* Joslin, Litherland, and Simpkin (eds), "British Battles and Medals", (1988), Spink
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