Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, awarded to Sepoy Bahimullah between 1901 & 1910
Obverse, a bust of King Edward VII facing left
Reverse, the central inscription "INDIA" with leaf-sprays around, with a marginal inscription outside and floriate/foliate ornament to edge
Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, 1901-1910
At King Edward VII's succession to Queen Victoria in 1901, most of the service medals then on issue were renewed with a portrait of the new monarch by George de Saulles, but with the current reverses and suspensions maintained. The Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal was no exception, as comparison with the first 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 Sepoy Bahimullah of the 25th Punjabi Regiment. Lester Watson acquired it at some point before 1928.