An Indian Volunteers regimental 'Best Shot' medal group of 5:  Sergeant Robert Greenop Irwin, Kolar Gold Field Volunteers An Indian Volunteers regimental 'Best Shot' medal group of 5:  Sergeant Robert Greenop Irwin, Kolar Gold Field Volunteers An Indian Volunteers regimental 'Best Shot' medal group of 5:  Sergeant Robert Greenop Irwin, Kolar Gold Field Volunteers An Indian Volunteers regimental 'Best Shot' medal group of 5:  Sergeant Robert Greenop Irwin, Kolar Gold Field Volunteers An Indian Volunteers regimental 'Best Shot' medal group of 5:  Sergeant Robert Greenop Irwin, Kolar Gold Field Volunteers

An Indian Volunteers regimental 'Best Shot' medal group of 5: Sergeant Robert Greenop Irwin, Kolar Gold Field Volunteers

a). Kolar Gold Field Volunteers Regimental Medal. 1st type. Bronze. 2nd Drill "G". Coy 1909 (Sergt R. G. Irwin)

b). Kolar Gold Field Volunteers Regimental Medal. 2nd type. Bronze. 'The Dewar Shield 1916-17 “G” (Runners-Up) (Sgt: R. G. Irwin)

c). Indian Volunteer Rifle Association: Viceroys Competition badge 1912. Sans pin but retaining clasp fitting

d). Kolar Gold Field Volunteers Annual Shooting Competition Badge: Dated 1910. Sans pin & clasp fittings

i). National Rifle Association Medal. Rifle Clubs Medal. Bronze (R. G. Irwin 1903)

Robert Greenop Irwin, son of Robert Irwin (Engine Driver) and Elizabeth Ann Irwin (nee Meredith), was a native of, Millom, Cumberland, England, where he was born in 1875. Robert married Jessie Brown at, Bootle, Cumberland, England sometime during the 4th quarter of 1898. The 1901 National Census for England & Wales described Robert as an 'Iron Ore Miner', residing with his wife Jessie, and step-daughter (Jessie Burn), at, 42 Oxford Street, Millom, Bootle, Cumberland. By 1903, Robert had accepted an appointment in Mysore State, India, where he worked as a Mining Engineer / Mining Agent on the Kolar Gold Field. A keen local volunteer, Robert served in the Kolar Gold Field Volunteers Battalion circa 1903-1916, in which unit he held the rank of Sergeant serving in "G" Company. During his service with the Kolar Gold Field Battalion, he was a regular 'Best Shot' taking part in regimental, national and international rifle competitions, for which he received numerous awards, that was awarded to him sometime between (1910-1916). He was awarded a Volunteer Force Long Service Medal per India Army Order No. 298 of 1912 (indicating inclusion of prior aggregated military or volunteer service in the United Kingdom). Robert Greenop Irwin, is recorded as having died on the Kolar Gold Feld on 19 April 1928. At the time of his death he was a Mining Agent, late of the, Nundydroog Mine, Oorgaum, Kolar Gold Field, India

A desirable Indian Volunteers grouping to the Kolar Gold Field Volunteers

Condition: About VF

Code: 21316

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