A Gurkha Rifles 'Mess Clerk's' North West Frontier, Burma Campaign & South East Asia campaign medal group of 6: Mess-Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1st Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles A Gurkha Rifles 'Mess Clerk's' North West Frontier, Burma Campaign & South East Asia campaign medal group of 6: Mess-Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1st Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles A Gurkha Rifles 'Mess Clerk's' North West Frontier, Burma Campaign & South East Asia campaign medal group of 6: Mess-Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1st Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles A Gurkha Rifles 'Mess Clerk's' North West Frontier, Burma Campaign & South East Asia campaign medal group of 6: Mess-Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1st Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles A Gurkha Rifles 'Mess Clerk's' North West Frontier, Burma Campaign & South East Asia campaign medal group of 6: Mess-Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1st Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles

A Gurkha Rifles 'Mess Clerk's' North West Frontier, Burma Campaign & South East Asia campaign medal group of 6: Mess-Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1st Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles

- IGS 1936. 'North West Frontier 1937-39' (Mess Ck. Hasmat Ali Khan 1-9 G.R.)
- The 1939-1945 Star (Mess Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1-9 Gurkhas)
- The Burma Star (Mess Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1-9 Gurkhas)
- War Medal (Mess Clerk Hasmat Ali Kahn 1-9 Gurkhas)
- India Service Medals (Mess Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1-9 Gurkhas)
- GSM 1918. GVI 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' (Mess Clerk Hasmat Ali Khan 1-9 Gurkhas)

Note: The WW2 campaign medals & GSM with privately impressed naming (the War Medal with family name shown as Kahn (sic)

Provenance: Albert Michael Shaw Collection, DNW, December 2012

The recipient was an Indian of the Muslim faith who served as a Non-Combatant follower holding the appointment of 'Mess Clerk' while serving with the 1st Battalion Gurkha Rifles of the British Indian Army

As 1/9 GR did not serve in Burma or South East Asia during the Second World War, the recipients qualifying WW2 service would have been on attachment to another battalion of 9 GR (3/9 & 4/9 GR served in Burma but only 3/9 GR qualified for the GSM with South East Asia clasp) , or posted to an officers mess in a higher formation, at brigade, division or corps level

The medals mounted in the court-style on cloth backed board for display purposes

A rare seen IGS medal named to a Mess Clerk of the British Indian Army

Condition: VF

Code: 21528

285.00 GBP