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eMedals-United Kingdom. An India Service Group of Three, to Major James Rudolph Douglas Van Renen, King's Own Rifles, 69th Punjabis

Item: M0355-15

United Kingdom. An India Service Group of Three, to Major James Rudolph Douglas Van Renen, King's Own Rifles, 69th Punjabis

Sale Date: September 29, 2019 Hammer Price

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United Kingdom. An India Service Group of Three, to Major James Rudolph Douglas Van Renen, King's Own Rifles, 69th Punjabis

Framed group of three placed vertically, includes: India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp - AFGHANISTAN N.W.F. 1919 (LIEUT J.R.D. VAN RENEN 69 PJBIS.), flanked by the King George V and Queen Mary Jubilee Medal 1935 above and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937 below. Naming is officially impressed on the IGSM, the JM and CM are un-named as issued. The medals with their original ribbons and placed within a recessed matte, under glass within a solid wooden frame, a plaque placed at the base engraved "Major J.R.D. Van Renen / Kings Own Rifles / In Service / 1917-1925", mounter's stamp along with a wire placed on the reverse for wall hanging, measuring 285 mm (w) x 585 mm (h) x 26.5 mm (d). Extremely fine.
 
 
Footnote: James Rudolph Douglas Van Renen was on the unattached list for the Indian Army, with a view to his appointment to the Indian Army, the announcement appearing in the Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette 30644 of Friday, April 19, 1918, on Tuesday, April 23, 1918, page 4849. Van Renen was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, effective October 14, 1918, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 31527 of Friday, August 29, 1919, page 10905. 2nd Lieutenant Van Renen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, effective April 24, 1919, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 31605 of Friday, October 17, 1919, page 12793. He was attached to the Intelligence and Cipher Officer, from the 2nd Battalion, 69th Punjabis, the announcement appearing in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette 32682 of Tuesday, April 25, 1922, on Wednesday, April 26, 1922, page 3310. Lieutenant Van Renen was with the 2nd Battalion, 69th Punjabis when he was "brought to notice for distinguished service during the operations in Waziristan, 1920-21, by His Excellency General Lord Rawlinson of Trent, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.M.G., A.D.C., Gen., Commander-in-Chief in India, in the despatch dated October 23, 1921", the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 32829 of Friday, June 1, 1923, page 3863. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 69th Punjabis when he retired from the Indian Army, in the rank of Lieutenant, effective January 20, 1923, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 32816 of Friday, April 20, 1923, page 2894. He later achieved the rank of Major.
 
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