An Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ahmed Khel, to Sepoy Gulab Singh, 8th Regiment Native Infantry


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Condition: Generally very fine
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Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ahmed Khel, named to Sepoy Gulab Singh, 8th Regiment Native Infantry. Light polishing, appears to have been cleaned at some point (possibly with a wire brush?). The Battle of Ahmed Khel took place on the 22nd April 1880. there were over 7000 British and Indian Troops and over double this in opposition; despite this was a British victory. According to the reference book: British Battles & Medals: The 8th (Bengal) Regiment (N.I.) Native Infantry did not serve in the Afghanistan Campaign, hence this medal could be scarce to a Sepoy from a small detachment sent to top up another Indian (N.I.) Unit. Generally very fine