India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Looshai' India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Looshai' India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Looshai' India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Looshai' India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Looshai'

India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Looshai'

The medal un-named & un-marked as struck & issued by the Royal Mint

The clasp 'Looshai' was awarded in respect of the Looshai campaign on the North East Frontier of India, between, 9 December 1871 - 20 February 1872. The clasp was authorized on 1 December 1872

The campaign - harnessed to rescue an abducted tea-planter's daughter, Mary Winchester, and avenge the massacres carried out by the 'Looshais' at the Winchester Tea Plantation - was noteworthy for not including any British units. The regiments deployed in Looshai were exclusively drawn from amongst the native regiments of the generic British Indian Army

A single Victoria Cross was awarded for this campaign to Major Donald McIntyre, Bengal Staff Corps (2nd Gurkha, or Sirmoor Rifles) - and the very first VC awarded to a British Officer of the 2nd Gurkha, or Sirmoor Rifles

A choice condition medal & clasp

Condition: About EF

Code: 21702

285.00 GBP