A Western Front Trench Raid Wounded in Action Indian Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Acting Lance Daffadar Hassan Ali, 19th Lancers, Fane’s Horse, comprising Indian Distinguished Service Medal, GVR, (1986 Actg. Lce. Dfdr. Hassan Ali. 19/Lcrs.), impressed naming, official correction to service number, otherwise very fine.
IDSM London Gazette 16th of August 1917
For good and gallant service when the regiment was in trenches. On account of previous good work in the field, he was selected to go out several nights in command of reconnoitring patrols to get information of enemy trenches intended to be raided. Though fired on, on several occasions, he remained till he had secured what was required. In the actual raid on the night of 7th – 8th July 1917, South – East of Villeret, he was in charge of the wire cutters when the wire was cut, in which operation he was wounded.
Recipients from this Regiment were awarded 23 IDSMs for their Gallantry during The Great War, 15 awards were earned in France. Hassan Ali was also presented with a grant of land in the Punjab for his service in connection with the Great War.