The India Medal 1895 – 1902
The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List has been published with many Sikhs receiving awards for their selfless service to their community and the nation.
We had a look through our archives and wanted to share with you the campaign medal given to all soldiers, British and native Indian, who served on the frontier.
This is the India Medal 1895 – 1902, and it was awarded for campaigns on the Punjab Froniter, Chitral, Malakand and later Waziristan.
It was also given for the Samana – where the batle of Saragarhi took place in 1897, and Tirah the expedition that occurred thereafter.
Each medal with the clasps depicting the area of conflict the soldier or officer served tells a story, one of how the unruly frontier was policed and controlled during the Great Game.
We hope this inspires you to dig around for such medals and to share their stories with us and the wider world.