India General Service Medal Pair To Captain W. H. Wreford-Brown, Essex Regiment.
A Rare India General Service Medal Pair, 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-1898 and Tirah 1897-1898 to “Capt W. Wreford-Brown, 2nd. Essex. Regt” naming engraved in the style particular to the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, with which regiment he served in India. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 with 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 “Capt. W. H. Wreford-Brown, Essex Rgt” mounted (cavalry style as worn,) minor official correction to the surname on the Queen’s South Africa , This is an extremely fine and rare example of a India general service medal pair.
William Henry Wreford-Brown: was born on the 10 th of September 1865 and was the eldest son of William Wreford Brown, Esq, of Clifton, Bristol. He was educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming, in Surrey. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment on the 30th of January 1886 and served as Adjutant from the year’s of 1891 to 1895 and subsequently Promoted Captain on the 14th of August 1897, he served in India with the “Tirah Expeditionary Force” and Khyber Forces from the year of 1897 to 1898 on attachment to the 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, and served in South Africa with the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Wreford-Brown was Appointed Adjutant of the 4th Battalion on the 22nd of November 1902, he was promoted to Major on the 16th of May 1906, before transferring to the Reserve of officers on January the 8th 1908.
He served during the Great War on a special appointment as General Staff Officer, from August the 31st 1914. By 1916 he was working at the Press Bureau in Whitehall. india general service medal pair.
William Henry Wreford-Brown 10th September 1865 To 28th November 1941
Note: Only 6 Officers from the Essex Regiment received the India General Service Medal. Wreford-Brown’s combination of awards is unique to an officer from the Regiment.
Very Good Condition. NEF.