INDIAN SAPPERS & MINERS
and
INDIAN ENGINEERS

1st King George's Own
Sappers and Miners

Military Engineering in India. Some notes on the organization and missions of engineer units.

From the Collection of Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Officers

Harwood, William Albert


Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers.
Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Khan, Nausher (I.O.M.)(m.i.d.)

Subedar Major, King George's Own Sappers and Miners (formerly 1007 Havildar, 1st Sappers and Miners).
Entitled to the Indian Order of Merit (2nd Class), Indian Distinguished Service Medal and bar, 1914 Star and bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., Coronation 1911 (or Delhi Durbar 1911), and the Russian Medal of St. George (2nd Class)

Singh, Sarwan
(I.O.M.)(m.i.d.)

Subedar Major, King George's Own Sappers and Miners (formerly 764 Naik, 1st Sappers and Miners).
Entitled to the Indian Order of Merit (2nd Class), Indian Distinguished Service Medal and bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., India General Service Medal 1936 with one clasp, General Service Medal 1918 with one clasp, Coronation 1911 (or Delhi Durbar 1911), and an unknown foreign decoration

Non-Commissioned Officers and Men

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL NUMBER

CORPS/MEDALS

Anandrao Dhore

Sapper

89043

Sapper Anandrao Dhore was a Hindu/Maratha. He enlisted in the Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners on 9 December 1943 and was stationed at Kirkee. He subsequently served in the Bombay Engineer Group at Kirkee and was discharged on 18 November 1946. He is entitled to the British War Medal for his service during the Second World War.

  Angappan

Sapper

1177

4th Company, Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1895-1902 with clasps [PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98][SAMANA 1897] and [TIRAH 1897-98].

Aslam, Mir

Sepoy

227

1st Road Construction Battalion. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasp [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1936-37].

Baksh, Khudo

Driver

893

3rd Company, 1st (Bengal) Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the Tibet 1903-04 Medal with clasp [GYANTSE].

Baksh, Miram

Naik (Piper)

  King George's Own Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Brown, John

Sergeant

328

102nd Foot and "C" Company, Madras Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasp [PERAK].

Byrne, P.

Corporal

None

Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasp [BHOOTAN].

Chand, Bahadur

Drummer

  King George's Own Sappers and Miners (circa 1931).

Dad, Allah

Mason

None

Military Engineer Service. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasp [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1936-37].

Devaraju

Sapper

2273

No. 3 Company, Madras Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the China 1900 Medal with clasp [RELIEF OF PEKIN].

Dost, Mohd

Telegrapher

879

Indian Telegraph Department. Entitled to the British Victory Medal.

Ghulab

Sapper

1237

Railway Battalion, Indian Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Grant, A.

Ex-Engineer

None

Public Works Department. Awarded the India General Service Medal, 1854 with clasp [SAMANA 1891]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Gul, Khan

Cook

F-4

Indian Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal, 1936 with clasp [ NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1936 -1937].

Harikrishnan

Sapper

11437

Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp [BURMA 1930-32].

Ilahi, Fazal

Sapper

350

Railway Battalion, Indian Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Immamdin

Surveyor

172

Indian Survey Department. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Iqbal, Mohd

Sepoy

925

Indian Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasps [NWF 1936-37][NWF 1937-39].

Kehko

Sweeper

None

1st Company, 1st Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 (bronze) with clasp [NW FRONTIER 1908].

Khan, Aswar

Sapper

543

Railway Battalion, Indian Sappers & Miners. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Khan, Dal

Sapper

6685-B

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp [MOHMAND 1933].

Khan, Feroze

Sapper

739

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Khan, Feroz (M.S.M.)

Havildar

10277

Royal Bombay Sappers in Miners. Entitled to the Indian Meritorious Service Medal, (GVIR).

Khan, Nawab

Sapper

11937

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [IRAQ].

Khan, Sikander

Sapper

66

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasps [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1936-37].

Khan, Zardad

Sapper

21185

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasps [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1937-39].

Labbu

Driver

7754

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp S. PERSIA].

Marimuttu

Sapper

1318

Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1895 with clasp [RELIEF OF CHITRAL].

Mohammad, Sakhi

Sapper

1787

1st Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the Delhi Durbar 1911 Medal.

Mohammed, Dost

Telegrapher

879

Indian Telegraph Department. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Munisami, R.

Sweeper

  Indian Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp [MALABAR 1921-22].

Narrainsamy

Sapper

1530

Queen's Own Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasps [BURMA 1887-89][CHIN LUSHAI 1889-90].

Phui, Sayanna

Sapper

1522

Bombay Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasp [SAMANA 1891].

Ponnusami

Sapper

1427

No. 5 Company, Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1895 with clasps [PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98] [MALAKAND 1897].
Sami, Arogya Sapper 4559

2nd Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Singh, Amar Driver 20111

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp[N.W. FRONTIER 1935].

Singh, Bansa Sapper 25355R

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the Indian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR).

Singh, Fauja Sapper 40561

Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasp [N.W. FRONTIER 1936-7].

Singh, Hazara

Sapper

3585

4th Company, Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasp [HAZARA 1891].
Singh, Indar Sapper 1832

1st King George's Own Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp[ABOR 1911-12] and the British War Medal.

Singh, Naranja Sapper 81348

Royal Indian Engineers. Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [S.E. ASIA 1945-46].

Singh, Pritam Sapper 13872

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasp [N.W. FRONTIER 1937-39].

Singh, Pritam

Sapper

48138

18th Field Company, Bombay Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the 1939-45 Star.
Singh, R. Sapper 1311

No. 1 Company, 1st Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp [N.W. FRONTIER 1908].

Singh, Rurh Sapper 5057

Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp [WAZIRISTAN 1921-24].

Singh, Sham

Jemadar

5581

5th Field Company, Bengal Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1936 with clasp [N.W. FRONTIER 1936-37].

Thanjappan Sapper 853

Madras Sapper and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1895 with clasp [PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98].

Ullam, Azim (M.S.M.) Lance Naik 241

Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the Indian Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Venkatasamy

Havildar

658

6th Company, Queen's Own Sapper and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasp [CHIN LUSHAI 1889-90].

King George's Own
Bengal Sappers and Miners

Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners

Queen Victoria's Own
Madras Sappers and Miners

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