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Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal: CM.1314-2009

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Current Location: In storage


Mint: Calcutta
Ruler: George V (1910-36)
State: United Kingdom
Ruler: GEORGIVS V KAISAR. I. HIND (With the title of)




At King George V's succession to King Edward VII in 1910, most of the service medals then on issue were renewed with a portrait of the new monarch by Richard Garbe, but with the current reverses and suspensions maintained. The Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal was no exception, as comparison with the previous issue will show. Conditions of issue also remained the same, to wit, twenty years' continuous service in good standing, with a gratuity awarded annually to two recipients in each of the three Presidencies of British India.
This medal was awarded to 1st Driver Kamalapoory Southuyaroo of the Bullock Half Troop, Wellington. Lester Watson acquired it at some point before 1928.


History note: Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.4 mm
Weight: 35.88 g

Place(s) associated

  • Calcutta

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester


1910 - 1935

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of George facing left

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Central inscription "INDIA" with leaf-sprays around, marginal inscription outside and floriate/foliate ornament to edge

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1314-2009
Primary reference Number: 141408
Watson Catalogue: 218
Ordering: M-0197
Previous object number: LW.0197
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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