The 1911 Delhi Durbar Medal Roll

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A durbar, in this context was a ceremonial assembly held by the British Raj to celebrate the crowning of an Empress or Emperor of India. It involved thousands of people – including most Indian Princes and nobleman paying homage the British Royals, who in turn were treated to fantastic displays.

The 1911 Delhi Durbar was the last Durbar to be held, and the only one attended by the British Monarch. To celebrate this a commemorative medal was issued to 27,000 men and officers of the British Army in India and the Indian Army, this collection is taken from the roll of the men who were awarded this medal.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Surname
  • Number
  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment or Corps
  • Battalion
  • Gallantry Awards
  • Date of Award
  • The Body which awarded the Delhi Durbar Medal was awarded through
  • Notes made on the original source.

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archives reference WO100/400.

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