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Date Instituted

1945

Campaign

India 1939-45

Obverse

Uncrowned head of King George VI  and the legend `GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET: INDIAE: IMP: .

Reverse

Map of India with the word `INDIA’ above and the dates `1939-45’ below.

Size

36mm

Metal:

Cupro-nickel  

Naming

Unnamed

Clasps

None

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

Awarded to officers and men of the Indian forces for three years non-operational service in India. It took the place of the Defence Medal in respect of Indian forces.

INDIA SERVICE MEDAL