Tibet Medal

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Tibet Medal
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Tibet Medal BAR.svg
Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal. Ribbon: red with green edges and white edge stripes
Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility British Army.
Awarded for Campaign service.
Campaign Tibet 1903 – 04
Description Silver or bronze disk 36 mm wide
Clasps
  • Gyantse
Statistics
Established 1 February 1905

The Tibet Medal was awarded in 1905 for services in Tibet during the Gyantse campaign to members of the Tibet Mission and accompanying troops who served at or beyond Silgari from 13 December 1903 to 23 September 1904.

The obverse of the medal bears the head of King Edward VII while the reverse depicts the Potala (winter palace of the Dalai Lamas) in Lhasa on top of the red hill with the words 'TIBET 1903-04' below. The suspender is of the swivelling ornate scroll type.[1]

Most issues of this medal went to Indian troops who along with British personnel were awarded this medal in silver. Camp followers received the medal in bronze.[1]

See also[edit]

British expedition to Tibet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Tibet Medal on the British Medals website

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