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Hello,

i would really like to have some opinions of the experts on this one.

Their is a name on the rim.

Thanks in advance.

Herman

Herman, The medal itself looks fine. The naming on the rim will either be British Army if named in capitals, if named in running script it will be Indian army. If you can either tell me what it says on the edge or send a good scan I can tell you which of the many campaigns he served in.

Paul

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Thans for the quick reply.

The rim reads: 1369 COL R SERJT W WHEELER 1st Bn l.m.s. 19 th REGT

It seems to be imprinted.

Regards

Herman

Your man took part in the expedition against the Bazoti Black Mountain tribes 3-22 October 1868 under Major General A.T. Wilde, 720 men from the regiment received the medal.

All the best,

Paul

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Paul, thanks again for your information.

So i think this is really a special medal then.

regards

Herman

It is a perfectly nice medal. The expedition saw little actual fighting it was more a punitive expedition and like all frontier campaigns the tribesman were very good at disappearing into the mountains. The North West Frontier clasp to the India general service was awarded for 16 different campaigns between 1849-68.

All the best,

Paul

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Thans for the quick reply.

The rim reads: 1369 COL R SERJT W WHEELER 1st Bn l.m.s. 19 th REGT

It seems to be imprinted.

Regards

Herman

Obviously he was a British NCO and his rank was Colour Sergeant.

Is the medal named in block capitals or in running schript?

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