The India Medal (1895) Roll

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The India Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1896 for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies.
The India Medal was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India, chiefly for service on the North-West Frontier during 1895 to 1902. This medal replaced the India General Service Medal (1854). Each campaign was represented by a clasp on the ribbon; seven were sanctioned:
Defence of Chitral 1895 -3 March - 13 April 1895
Relief of Chitral 1895- 7 March - 15 August 1895
Punjab Frontier 1897-98 -10 June 1897 -6 April 1898
Malakand 1897- 26 July - 2 August 1897 (Awarded to troops involved in the Siege of Malakand.) Samana 1897- 2 August - 2 October 1897
Tirah 1897-98- 2 October 1897 - 6 April 1898
Waziristan 1901-02- 23 November 1901 - 10 March 1902
The ribbon pattern was red, green, red, green, red.
Whilst the obverse of the medal itself held the profile of Queen Victoria, or, after January 22, 1901, King Edward VII, the reverse portrayed a British and an Indian soldier carrying a standard together.
The Egypt medal 1888
The Indian Mutiny medal
Boer war medals to commonwealth forces
Gurkha rifles medal 1900

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Number
  • Regiment
  • Battalion
  • Clasps Received some records also contain information on casualties

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: WO100/xxx The rolls are numerous and difficult to catalogue hence only the master reference is recorded.

This dataset is part of a larger collection:

The ‘Justmedals’ Victorian and 19th Century medal rolls
Licensed exclusively to us - a significant work of medal rolls from the ‘justmedals collection’.
These cover the Victorian and late 19th century of conflict including both Army and Navy campaign medals.
It is important to note that it wasn’t until 1815 with the Waterloo medal that campaign medals were routinely given to anyone other than commissioned officers, therefore the medals shown in these various databases are some of the earliest recorded for ‘other ranks’ and are therefore very significant.

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