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C.I.E. Order of Indian Empire Neck badge group , O.B.E K.I.H

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C.I.E., Order of Indian Empire Neck badge in case of issue, O.B.E. Breast badge, Civil First Type, Kaisar-I-Hind, EVII 2nd Class Silver, Order of St John, Serving Brother…

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Origin: United Kingdom
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C.I.E., Order of Indian Empire Neck badge in case of issue, O.B.E. Breast badge, Civil First Type, Kaisar-I-Hind, EVII 2nd Class Silver, Order of St John, Serving Brother, Africa General Service Medal, bar Somaliland 1902-4, Delhi Durbar 1911.

Medals court mounted on silk ribbons.

Lieutenant Colonel E.C. Bayley, 15th Lancers, late Scottish Horse who was later Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of North West Provinces & Oudh from 1899-1901 and to the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab from 1907-20.

Africa General Service Medal impressed: “Capt. E.C. Bayley. 15th Lancers” a unique issue to the 15th Lancers.
The other medals and awards are unnamed as issued.

Edward Charles Bayley was born on 13th Decemebr 1867 in Edinburgh.
He was the fourth son of George Bayley, a writer to the Signet.
He received a private education followed by the Royal Military College at Sandhurst being commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Scottish Rifles in 1887.

He then transferred to the 15th Lancers known as Cureton’s Multanis, Indian Army during 1890, beginning a long period of service in India.
By September 1898 he was promoted to Captain, followed by Major in September 1905 and Lieutenant Colonel in September 1913.

From 1899 he was appointed as Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of North West Provinces and Oudh until 1901.
He was then attached to the Somaliland Field Force from 1902-04 and as an Officer of the 15th Lancers earned this unique award being the only member of the regiment present.
Following his return he returned to being Private Secretary, now to the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab from 1907 to 1920.

During his work as Private Secretary it brought him many awards, first awarded the Kaisar-I-Hind 2nd Class in 1910, followed by his Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1911, an honour for the Delhi Durbar, with an O.B.E. being awarded shortly before his retirement in 1919.
He finally retired during 1920, he was also known as a Keen Shot and Golfer, he died on 26th April 1924 at 35 Buckingham Gate, London, his body was returned home to be buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Provenance, Ex DNW 28th March 2012, £2604 including premiums