What is an award of a C.B.I.?

Discussion in 'British Indian Army' started by dryan67, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    File 47-S/43 Proposed award of an C.B.I. to Subedar Major Sarwan Singh of the 4th Gwalior Infantry.

    This is a file at the National Archives. Does anyone know what a C.B.I. award is?
  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I suspect the B.I. to be British India, but C has me stumped.
  3. BRAJESH Rana

    BRAJESH Rana New Member

    May be Companion?
  4. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

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  5. BRAJESH Rana

    BRAJESH Rana New Member

    Thanks alot
  6. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Quite possible.

    I've found National Archives catalogue entries where 'C' has appeared for both 'O' and 'G'.

    This from Wiki also fits the bill:

    In September 1939 eligibility was extended to include native officers serving in the Indian States Forces, Frontier Corps and Military Police, and further extended in January 1944 to include native officers and Indian Warrant Officers in the Royal Indian Navy and the Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery, as well as foreign officers, who could be appointed honorary members of the Order.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2020
  7. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Grammatically incorrect. "An OBI" is correct. :)
  8. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks for all your help. New member Barjesh Rana appreciates it as well. I have helped him with the service of the 4th Gwalior Infantry, ISF. OBI certainly makes sense.

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