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Named 1939- 1945 war medal (british)

Article about: over the weekend picked up one of these medals that has been named around the rim to an indian army recipient, just wondered if this would have been done officialy or privately ?, I believe

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    over the weekend picked up one of these medals that has been named around the rim to an indian army recipient, just wondered if this would have been done officialy or privately ?, I believe australian and canadian versions were named but have not been able to find any confirmation on indian versions.
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    190556 SWPR (sweeper ?) HARSUKH I.A.M.C (indian army medical corps ?)

    many thanks, John.


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    Canadian WWII medals were not officially named.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Canadian WWII medals were not officially named.........
    thanks for that
    cheers, John.

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    Can you get a photo of the naming?

    Oz.

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    I read somewhere that after the Partition of India WWII medals named to Pakistani recipients weren't named, whereas those to Indians were, but can't remember where I read it.

    Tony

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    Quote by Ubique View Post
    Can you get a photo of the naming?

    Oz.
    will give it a go at weekend when i'm at home with better daylight ! the naming is the impressed style in small capitals. cheers.

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    Hi John,
    My Grandad's 39-45 Medal issued in 1997/98 wasn't named & a couple of other 39-45 War medals I have owned, were not named either.
    Regards
    Paul

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    all the indian army medal groups i have owned have been named, i think they were done officially.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    all the indian army medal groups i have owned have been named, i think they were done officially.
    That's my impression as well. I only have two WWII Indian Army groups, to the 5th Gurkha Rifles, and Probyn's Horse. All medals are named on both groups.

    BobS

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