India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98, officially re-engraved. Assistant Superintendant H. S. Pike, Telegraph Department EF


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Henry Swetenham Pike joined the Indian Posts and Telegraph Department on 1 October 1893 as an Assistant Superintendent, and served with the Mohmand Field Force during operations on the Punjab Frontier 1897-98. For his services during the campaign he was Mentioned in Brigadier-General E. R. Elles Despatch of 22 January 1898: Mr. H. S. Pike Assistant Superintendent of Telegraphs, ably assisted by his subordinate, Mr. J. C. Murphy, laid the telegraph line rapidly and well, and the telegraph work was most satisfactory; all concerned working very willingly. (London Gazette 18 March 1898). Pike was promoted Superintendent in April 1908, and retired in January 1916.