Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul Medal
|Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul Medal|
Obverse of the medal
|Awarded by British East India Company|
|Campaign(s)||First Anglo-Afghan War|
Ribbon bar of the medal
Candahar, Ghunzee, Cabul Medal was awarded to those who took part in the First Anglo-Afghan War under the command of General William Nott. Approved by General Order at Simla in 1842, it was designed by William Wyon.
There are no official clasps (Marzenia 1842 and Tazeane 1842 were sometimes privately added), but the four reverses indicate for which service the medal was issued. These are CANDAHAR 1842, CABUL 1842, GHUZNEE CABUL 1842, and CANDAHAR, GHUZNEE, CABUL 1842. In addition two erroneous strikings were made. In one VICTORIA REGINA rather than VICTORIA VINDEX appears on the obverse; in the other the reverse reads CABVL 1842.
- Joslin, Litherland and Simpkin. British Battles and Medals. p. 172 ribbon chart. Published Spink, London. 1988.
- British Army Medals