Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59July 27, 2016
India General Service MedalJuly 27, 2016
Initially the medal was awarded with the Pegu clasp, though it is shown here with Burma 1885-7 and Burma 1887-89 clasps. The medal was awarded mostly for fighting taking place following the 1857-8 Indian Mutiny, from annual expeditions into Central Asia into difficult terrain.
The Burma 1885-7 clasp was awarded for service in the conflict to secure Upper Burma for the British, and was one of the first medals able to be presented to followers accompanying British troops. The Burma 1887-89 clasp was the former’s successor, and they are frequently found together.
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