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IINDIA MEDAL 1895 : NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT :

Bars, 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98', 'Samana 1897', 'Tirah 1897-98', correct style of running script engraved naming - 3230 Pte. F. BALDOCK, 1st.Bn. North'n Regt. (Northamptonshire Regiment) : ( FREDERICK JAMES BALDOCK - Attested on 15 July 1891 and subsequently served with the 1st. Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment which formed part of the 2nd.Division, 3rd.Brigade, Tirah Expeditionary Force to the Northern Frontier of India in 1897-98 : On 9 November 1897 the Brigade under the command of Brigadier-General Richard Westmacott, carried out a Reconnaissance in Force to the crest of the Saran Sar : "During the advance few of the enemy showed themselves, but in the retirement, which was commenced at 14.00hrs., the Northamptonshire Regiment which formed the rear-guard was closely pressed : It's movement from the crest into the valley, which was much delayed by the steepness of the decent and by the number of wounded men who had to be carried by their comrades, was covered by the guns, the flanks being held by two Sikh Regiments : Eventually a portion of the Northamptonshire Regiment became entangled in a deep ravine where they were fired into at close quarters by the enemy tribesmen : The 36th Sikhs were sent back to extricate them, but evening was coming on, and before assistance could be rendered a party consisting of of an Officer and twelve men was cut off and shot down." The 1st.Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment at Saran Sar suffered total casualties of two Officers and sixteen Other Ranks killed, with one Officer and twenty-six Other Ranks wounded, mostly severely : The Recipient later served with the Regiment in the South African War 1899-1902 and was awarded the Queen's Medal with three bars and the King's Medal with two bars : He was discharged from the Army on 14 July 1903.) : Sold with verification and copy of the Official Despatch from General Sir W.S.A. Lockhart, KCB. KCSI. dated 26 January 1898 covering the action at Saran Sar : GVF - £385