Thanks for this additional info - a question if anyone can help - LLT says the 1/9 went to India - and then moved on to Russia in Oct/Nov 1918
A google search brought up this fascinating article about an album of photos featuring the 1/9 that was up for auction earlier in the year
I'm inclined to believe the LLT info over a press report - but this suggests they were also in Mesopotamia - but no ref in LLT - service here as well as Russia would presumably have added the Victory Medal to entitlements - and a quick flick through similarly numbered MIC's on Ancestry seems to show most of them having both.
My presumption then is that the man in question was invalided home at some time from India - certainly he died before they went to Russia - but can anyone throw any more light on Mespot??
Actually should probably do a search of the forum I guess