A Rare Group of 4 Medals including the C.I.E. to Colonel Benjamin William Marlow, Military Accountant General for India, who served with 12th Madras Infantry and the Suakin Field Force. He was also awarded the Star of India (this unfortunately missing).
1) Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire, unnamed
2) India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1885-7 (Lt. B.W. Marlow, 12th Madras Inf)
3) Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, unnamed.
4) Khedives Sudan Medal 1896, no clasp, (Capt. B.W. Marlow, Staff, Suakin Field Force)
Benjamin William Marlow was born on 1st December 1863, the son of Inspector General B.W. Marlow, C.B., M.D. of Alverstoke, Hampshire. He was educated at Clifton College and Royal Military College Sandhurst, and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the South Tipperary Militia (Clonmel) in February 1882. Commissioned into the Gloucester Regiment in November 1884, he was seconded for service with the Indian Staff Corps and attached to the 12th Madras Infantry for the Burma 1886 Campaign. He transferred to the Military Accounts Department in August 1891, and was appointed Assistant Military Accountant 1st Class in September 1894. He was promoted to Captain, I.S.C., in November 1895, and served as Field Paymaster to the Suakin Field Force in 1896, being awarded the Khedive’s Sudan Medal and not entitled to the Queen’s Medal.
He was officiating Military Accountant at Rawalpindi in 1896, becoming Major in November 1902, and appointed Military Accountant 1st Class, Calcutta., in December the same year. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in December 1904., and to Colonel in December 1908, serving with the Military Finance Branch, Finance Department, Government of India. He was appointed Military Accountant General in April 1908. He was present at the 1911 Delhi Durbar , received the medal and was created C.I.E. in the Durbar Honours List. During the Great War he was based at Army H.Q. Simla, being created C.S.I. in 1917, and mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 26th November 1918 for ‘services of particular value’. He was not entitled to any campaign medals for his service in the Great War. Marlow retired in April 1920 and died on 20th April 1943 at Alverstoke, Hampshire.