India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Waziristan 1901-2, (Sergr. Comst. Transpt. Deptt.). Major G. W. Gilbertson, Supply and Transport Corps, late 3rd Dragoon Guards The I.G.S. 1895 the Relief of Chitral 1895, no top lugs, Waziristan 1901-2 this clasp loose on the ribbon.


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Tibet Medal 1903-1904  (Condtr. 7th Mule Corps.)  

British War Medal (Major)

General Service Medal 1918-1962 (Major) officially re-impressed naming, with M.I.D. oak leaves

Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Edward VII issue (Sub Condtr. S. & T. Corps) minor official correction to rank

George Walters Gilbertson was born at Thurso, Caithness, in 1860, and attested for the 3rd Dragoon Guards at Liverpool on 4 March 1885, having previously served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry. Transferring to the Commissariat Department on 1 July 1889, he was promoted Sergeant on 1 July 1890, and served during the Relief of Chitral in 1895.

Promoted Sub-Conductor on 7 March 1901, he served with the 7th Mule Corps during Colonel Younghusbands Expedition to Tibet, December 1903 to September 1904, and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 13 December 1904).

Awarded his Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order 345 of 16 May 1904, he was promoted Conductor on 27 September 1904, and was subsequently advanced to Deputy Commissary on 24 November 1913, with the rank of Honorary Captain.

He served during the Great War in India and the Middle East (additionally entitled to a 1914-15 Star and a Victory Medal), and was Mentioned in Sir Percy Lakes Despatch for Mesopotamia and Iraq (London Gazette 19 October 1916).

Promoted to his ultimate rank of Major and Commissary on 4 April 1918, he saw further service following the Armistice with the Bushire Force in South Persia, and was again Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 3 February 1920). He died in at South Norwood, Surrey, on 23 September 1941. Possibly entitled to Samana 1891.

A superb group M.I.D. in three campaigns including L.S. & .G.C. 18.8.1917 Mesopotamia.

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