The India General Service Medal was the result of an Army order sanctioning a new medal for service in India. The medal went through three designs during its existence. The example shown here depicts the second of three design types. It is shown with the Abor 1911-12 clasp, which was awarded for service in the later pacified Abor region of Northern India. It was one of only two clasps for bronze medals that were allowed to be awarded to Indian followers of the British Army, the other being the clasp awarded to those involved in the campaigns on the North West Frontier in 1908.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and careful consideration of the current situation, The Gurkha Museum has decided to close its doors to the public in the interest of visitor and staff safety, effective immediately.
The Museum will remain closed until further notice but will continue to operate behind the scenes with reduced staff on call to answer queries during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates through our website and social media channels as soon as we become aware of further changes to our operations.
May we thank our Visitors, Friends and Supporters for their understanding and support through this difficult period.