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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 361

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A very fine R.H.S. Bronze and Russian Order of St Anne group of ten miniature dress medals worn by Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. G. Mockler, Indian Army

A talented linguist, Mockler cut his teeth in Burma before rising to prominence during the China 1900 campaign, gaining a Brevet Majority and a 'mention', besides an attempted assassination whilst discharging his duties as the Chief of Police at Tientsin - also notably taking the Provisional Government Medal in Gold

After a posting on Intelligence duties at Simla, he raised the Indian Porter Corps for campaigning in Somaliland, before representing Great Britain as Military Attache Observer during the Russo-Japanese War; once again returned to the fold, during the Great War Mockler commanded the 46th Punjabis on the North-West Frontier in 1915-16

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1889-92; China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals; Delhi Durbar 1911; Russia, Imperial, Order of St Anne, Military Division, Commander's Badge with Swords, silver-gilt; Russia, Imperial, Russo-Japanese War Medal 1904-05, 19mm, silver-gilt, a most attractive custom manufacture, uniface planchet with engraved obverse; Royal Humane Society, Small Bronze Medal (Successful), mounted for wear, this last mounted individually as worn, good very fine and a most unusual combination of awards (10)

For his full-size awards and a biographical note, please see Lot 199.

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