MacGregor Medal

This medal is awarded to Armed Forces personnel for valuable military reconnaissance. This was instituted in 1888 to honour the memory of the USI founder, Maj Gen Sir Charles MacGregor. So far 121 medals have been awarded – 7 gold medals to officers, 62 standard size silver medals to officers (including 5 JCOs), and 48 reduced size silver medals to soldiers. Amongst the well known British Indian Officers winners have been Capt FE Younghusband (1890) and Maj Gen OC Wingate (1943). Thirteen Indian Officers have won the medal. These are Maj Gen ZC Bakshi(1949), Col IC Katoch(1951), Capt MS Jarg(1956), 2/Lt IB Goel (1956), Capt V Badhwar (1957), Capt SL Tugnait (1959), Brig ML Whig (1969), Maj Prem Chand (1970), Col CS Nugyal (1971), Capt Ravindra Misra (1972), Sqn Ldr RK Makar (1986), Flt Lt RTS Chhina (1986), and Lt Col NJ Korgaonkar(1997), Col Narender Kumar (1978-81), Wg Cdr Rahul Monga (2007), Wg Cdr Anil Kumar (2007) and Cdr Dilip Dende (2010). One officer earned it twice - Maj AS Lancaster in 1938 and then as Col in 1946.
LIST OF MACGREGOR MEDAL WINNERS
Ser NoAwardeesYearRemarks
1.Col MS Bell, VC
Royal Engineers
1889
2.Capt FE Younghusband
King’s Dragoon Guards
1890
3.Maj HA Sawyer
45th Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1891
4.Hav Ramzan Khan
3rd Regiment of Sikh Infantry Punjab Frontier Force
1891
5.Capt HB Vaughan
7th Bengal Infantry
1892
6.Hav Jaggat Singh
19th Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1892
7.Hav Ganga Ram
44th Gurkha Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1892
8.Capt H Bower
17th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
1893
9.Daffadar Fazaldad Khan
17th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
1893
10.Maj GHW O’Sullivan
Royal Engineers
1894
11.Sowar Mull Singh
6th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
1894
12.Capt HR Davies
Oxford Light Infantry
1895
13.Hav Gunga Dayal Singh
2 Bengal Light Inf (Queen’s Own)
1895
14.Lt GK Cockerill
28th Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1896
15.Sepoy Ghulam Nabi
Queen’s Own Corps of Guides Punjab Frontier Force
1896
16.Capt EJE Swayne
16th Rajput Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1897
17.Daffadar Shahzad Mir
11th Regiment of Bengal Lancers
1897
18.Capt HB Walker
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
1898
19.Hav Adam Khan
Queen’s Own Corps of Guides Punjab Frontier Force
1898
20.Capt JA Douglas
2nd Regiment of Bengal Lancers
1899
21.Nk Mihr Din
Corps of Bengal Sappers and Miners
1899
22.Capt AWS Wingate
14th Regiment of Bengal Lancers
1900
23.Hav Gurdit Singh
45th Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1900
24.Maj EB Burton
17th Bengal Lancers
1901
25.Color Havildar Sundar Singh
31st Burma Light Infantry
1901
26.Capt MRE Ray
7th Rajput Regiment of Bengal Infantry
1902
27.Hav Tilbir Bhandari
9th Gurkha Rifles
1902
28.Lt Col CC Manifold
Indian Medical Service
1903
29.Lance Daffadar Ghulam Hussain
Queen’s Own Corps of Guides Punjab Frontier Force
1903
30.Capt LD Fraser
Royal Garrison Artillery
1904
31.Daffadar Moghal Baz
Queen’s Own Corps of Guides Punjab Frontier Force
1904
32.Maj FR Rennick
40th Pathans
1905
33.Hav Madho Ram
8th Gurkha Rifles
1905
34.Risaldar Shahzada Ahmad Mir
36th Jacob’s Horse
1906
35.L-Nk Ghafur Shah
Queen’s Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides Infantry (F.F)
1906
36.Capt MC Nabgle
92nd Punjabis
1907
37.Hav Sheikh Usman
103rd Mahratta Light Infantry
1907
38.Capt CM Gibbon
Royal Irish Fusiliers
1908
39.Hav Malang
56th Punjab Rifles (F.F)
1908
40.Hav Muhammad Raza
106th Hazara Pioneers
1909
41.Maj PM Sykes
2nd Dragoon Guards
1910
42.Capt FG Turner
Royal Engineers
1910
43.Khan Bhahadur Sher Jung
55th Coke’s Rifles (F.F)
1910
44.Capt GE Leachman
Royal Sussex Regiment
1911
45.Jem Gurmukh Singh
93rd Burma Infantry
1911
46.Capt BEA Pritchard
83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry
1912
47.Lt AT Wilson, CMG
32nd Sikh Pioneers
1902
48.L Daffadar Mohibullah
Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides Cavalry (F.F)
1912
49.Sowar Sirdar Khan
39th King Georg’s own Central India Horse
1912
50.Capt BN Abbay
27th Light Cavalry
1913
51.Hav Waratong
Burma Military Police
1913
52.Capt FM Bailey
32nd Sikh Pioneers
1914
53.Capt HT Morshead
Royal Engineers
1914
54.Nk Haidur Ali
106th Hazara Pioneers
1914
55.Capt FC Waterfield
45th Sikhs
1915
56.Hav Ali Juma
106th Hazara Pioneers
1915
57.Nk Abdur Rahman
1st Bn, 21st Punjabis
1916
58.Hav Zarghun Shah
58th Vaughan’s Rifles (F.F)
1916
59.Sepoy Mian Afraz Gul
Khyber Rifles
1917
60.Capt EWC Noel
Royal Artillery
1918
61.Lt Col EH Keeling MC
Royal Engineers
1919
62.Jemadar Alla Sa
North-east Frontier Corps
1919
63.Capt LVS Blacker,
Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides Infantry (F.F)
1920
64.Hav Awal Nur CQMH
2nd Bn, Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides (F.F)
1920
65.Maj AL Holt OBE
Royal Engineers
1921
66.Sepoy Sher Ali
106th Hazara Pioneers
1921
67.Capt Abdul Samad Shah OBE
31st Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers
1922
68.L-Nk Nur Muhammad
5th Bn, 12th Frontier Force Regiment
1922
69.Capt JG Bruce
2nd Bn, 6th Gurkha Rifles
1923
70.Surveyor Hari Singh Thapa
2nd Bn, 5th Gurkha Rifles (F.F)
1923
71.Head Constable Sohbat
North-west Frontier Police
1923
72.Hav Rahmat Shah IDSM,
North-west Frontier Corps
1924
73.Nk Ghulam Hussain
North-west Frontier Corps
1924
74.Capt CR Spear
5th Bn, 13th Frontier Force Rifles
1925
75.Nk Jabbar Khan
5th Bn, 13th Frontier Force Rifles
1925
76.Maj CHGH Harvey–Kelly DSO,
4th Bn, 10th Baluch Regiment
1926
77.Maj MC Lake
4th Bn, 4th Bombay Grenadiers
1927
78.Capt JF Bowerman
4th Bn, 10th Baluch Regiment
1928
79.Hav Muhammed Khan
Zhob Levy Corps
1928
80.Nk Abdul Hanan
North-west Frontier Corps
1929
81.Daffadar Ghulam Ali
Guides Cavalry (F.F)
1929
82.Capt JH Green
3rd Bn, 20th Burma Rifles
1930
83.Capt RL O’Connor
9th Jat Regiment
1931
84.Nk Khial Badshah
1st Bn, 13th Frontier Force Rifles
1931
85.Capt E St J Birnie
Sam Browne’s Cavalry
1932
86.Rfn Shiv Singh Negi
10th Bn, 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
1932
87.Hav Abdul Ghaffar
King George’s Own Bengal Sappers and Miners
1933
88.Lt KAP Fergusson
Royal Artillery
1935
89.Lt TMT Bostock
Royal Engineers
1935
90.Capt JBP Angwin
Royal Engineers
1936
91.L Nk Muhammad Ishaq
2nd Bn, 15th Punjab Regiment
1936
92.Maj FRI Goadby MBE
1st Bn, 6th Rajputana Rifles
1937
93.Maj AS Lancaster
2nd Bn, 10th Gurkha Rifles
1938
94.L Nk Mian Badshah
2nd Bn, 13th Frontier Force Rifles
1938
95.2 Lt R Hamond
Royal Norfolk Regiment
1939
96.Capt MWH White MBE
2nd Bn, 9th Gurkha Rifles
1941
97.Sub Tekbahadur Limbu
Northern Shan States Battalion, Burma Frontier Force
1942
98.Hav Dhirta Singh
4th Bn, 11th Sikh Regiment
1943
99.Maj Gen Orde Charles DSO
Royal Artillery
1943
100.Hav Sein U
2nd Bn, Burma Rifles
1944
101.Maj PA Thomas
Corps of Indian Engineers
1945
102.Sub MIA Quraishi
Corps of Indian Engineers
1945
103.Col AS Lancaster CIE OBE,
10th Gurkha Rifles
1946
104.Maj ZC Bakshi VrC,
2nd Bn, 5th Gorkha Rifles (F.F)
1949
105.Col IC Katoch MBE,
6th Bn, 5th Gorkha Rifles (F.F)
1951
106.Capt MS Jarg
3rd Bn, Jat Regiment
1956
107.2 Lt IB Goel
Bengal Engineers Group
1956
108.Capt Vinod Badhwar
5th Bn, 5th Gorkha Rifles (F.F)
1957
109.Capt SL Tugnait
Air Op Squadron, Regiment of Artillery
1958
110.Brig ML Whig, MVC FRGS,
2nd Bn, 5th Gorkhas Rifles (F.F)
1969
111.Maj Prem Chand, VSM
13th Bn, Dogra Regiment
1970
112.Col CS Nugyal
6th Bn, Sikh Regiment
1971
113.Capt Ravindra Misra
4th Bn, 3rd Gorkha Rifles
1972
114.Sub Bel Bahadur Pun
4th Bn, 3rd Gorkha Rifles
1972
115.Col Narinder Kumar, PVSM, KC, AVSM (Retd)
Kumaon Regiment
1978 to 1981Presented on 25 Jun 2010
116.Sqn Ldr Ram Karan Makkar
127 HU, Indian Air Force
1986
117.Flt Lt Rana TS Chhina
127 HU, Indian Air Force
1986Presented on 18 Nov 2002
118.Lt Col NJ Korgaokar, SM
Garhwal Regiment
1997Presented on 18 Nov 2002
119.Wg Cdr Rahul Monga, SC
Indian Air Force
2007Presented on 13 Nov 2015
120.Wg Cdr Anil Kumar, SC
Indian Air Force
2007
121.Cdr Dilip Donde
Indian Navy
2010Presented on 26 Mar 2012
122.Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy
Indian Navy
2013

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