Patiala Rajinder Lancers and Indian Volunteer Forces Officers’ Decoration Medal Group
The medals are named as follows:
1914/15 Star to LT. V.N.F. POWELL. I.A.R.O. PATIALA RAJINDER I.S. LCRS.
British War Medal and Victory medal Pair to: CAPT. V.N.FF. POWELL
Indian Volunteer Forces Officers’ Decoration to: Capt. V. N. F. Powell 1/ B.B. C. L. Ry. Regt.
Vivian Norman Folliott Powell was commissioned into the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI) Rly Volunteers on 2 Apr 1911. Awarded his India Volunteers Decoration on 18 Jul 1925. His war service is given as: Lt IARO Cavalry. France, Egypt & Iraq Dec 1914 to Mar 1920.
Mentioned in Despatches, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, London Gazette 15th August 1917. His entry, in the Royal Engineers Section, is as follows: POWELL, 2nd LT. V.N.F. , I.A.R.O.
Born on Christmas Day, 25th December 1887 at Mount Abu,St Saviour, Bombay. Attended Bedford Grammar School, Bedford, England. He died in Bideford, North Devon in 1971.
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