A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore.

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A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore.




An Appealing & Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army” Officer’s group.
IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS”
&
1914-1915 Trio & Plaque.

To.
Capt-Lieutenant Colonel O.M.J. DA COSTA.
Commanding Officer 35th SCINDE HORSE.

Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918 at Jubbulpore, India.



A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. [THE MEDALS]
India General Service 1895-1902, Waziristan 1901-2.
Capt O.M.J. DA COSTA. 8th Mule Corps


A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. 1914-15 Star
Major O.M.J. DA COSTA. 35-Horse

British War and Victory Medals.
Lt. Col O.M.J. DA COSTA

A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. Memorial Plaque
Oscar Michael John da Costa

[BIOGRAPHY] 1868-1918 (50)

Oscar Michael John Da Costa was born on 20th September 1868 at St Helier on the Isle of Jersey in the Channel Islands,

He was the son of John H. N. da Costa and his wife, Mary. At the time of the 1871 Census he was living with his parents, an elder brother, and four servants at 8 Windsor Crescent, St. Helier, Jersey.

Oscar da Costa attended The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was commissioned into the 21st Hussars on 30 January 1889. He then initially served in the 8th Mule Corps before being transferred as a Lieutenant to the 35th Scinde Horse on 15 April 1892. With the 35th Horse he served in Waziristan, 1901-02.
Da Costa was promoted to Captain in January 1900, Major in January 1907, and to Lieutenant-Colonel in January 1915.

A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. Lieutenant-Colonel Oscar da Costa, by then the commanding officer of 35th Scinde Horse, died of blood-poisoning at Jubbulpore on 11 October 1918.

His name is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial.
His estate was valued at £324.15.2d and inherited by his wife, Mrs Coline Helen Phoebe da Costa. His elder brother, John da Costa, was an accomplished portrait painter who died in 1931.

A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore. An unusual group of medals to a high ranking commanding officer in the Indian Army with commemorative plaque. The group comes with a large file of research paperwork.


Medals are AEF on original ribbons and are housed in an early & original velvet mount which in turn is housed in a heavy oak frame which is mounted on the exterior with two heavy engraved brass name plates. An extremely attractive item.

£1750

A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore.

A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, C.O. of 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918, Jubbulpore.
£1750

A Highly Unusual Senior “Indian Army”Officer’s IGS (Waziristan 1901-2) “MULE CORPS” & 1914-1915 Trio & Plaque. Capt-Lt Col, O.M.J. DA COSTA, Commanding Officer 35th SCINDE HORSE. Died of Blood Poisoning, 11th October 1918 at Jubbulpore, India.