Badge of a Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire & CIE
badge and riband
MODEL : rose, five petalled, surmounted by crown (see design) : Queen Victoria, bust, crowned, in gold relief work within a central roundel surrounded by a band of dark blue enamel bearing in inlaid letters of gold the motto. The whole in the centre of a crimson enamelled five petalled rose, having a green enamelled barb between each petal, and surmounted by a hinged gold crown : text : "IMPERATRICIS AUSPICIIS" suspender : ring, circular : riband colours : blue, dark
Eric James Boughton , the son of John Boughton of Leicester, was born in 1894 and educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicestershire. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in 1918, serving in France and Belgium as an embarkation staff officer 1918-19. Boughton transferred to the Indian Army in March 1919 and the Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC) in 1930. Promoted major in 1936, lieutenant colonel in 1940, and brigadier in 1943, he held the appointment of Deputy Director General Food, India from 1943 an appointment of considerable at the height of the Bengal Famine. Following his retirement from the Indian Army in 1947, he was employed with the Ministry of Food from 1948. Boughton was appointed OBE (1943) and CIE (1947).
One of a group of medals awarded to Brigadier Eric James Boughton CIE OBE (1894-?)