WWI British India GSM Group - MGC Pte Arnott

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Original World War One British Medal Group of Two to a Private in the Machine Gun Corps. This grouping Includes a World War One British King George V War Medal and an India General Service Medal (1909) featuring an Afghanistan North Western Front 1919 Clasp.

Each medal is officially engraved:

118052 PTE H Arnott M G C

The 1909 IGSM was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India from 1908 to 1935. This particular IGSM features the bust of King George V and was issued between 1911-1925. Each campaign was represented by a clasp on the ribbon; 12 were sanctioned. The Afghanistan NWF 1919 Clasp was issued for The Third Anglo-Afghan War that began on 6 May 1919 when the Emirate of Afghanistan invaded British India and ended with an armistice on 8 August 1919. The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919resulted in the Afghans gaining control of foreign affairs from Britain and the British recognizing the Durand Line as the border between Afghanistan and British India.

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