Tibet Medal

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Tibet Medal
Tibet Medal obv.jpgTibet Medal rev.jpg

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(s) Tibet 1903 – 04
Description Silver or bronze disk 36 mm wide
Clasps
  • Gyantse
Statistics
Established 1 February 1905

The Tibet Medal was "authorized in February 1905 for all members of the Tibet Mission and accompanying troops who served at or beyond"[1] Siliguri from 13 December 1903 to 23 September 1904.

The obverse of the medal "carries the bust of Edward VII in Field Marshal's uniform and the legend EDWARDVS VII KAISAR-I-HIND"[2] 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.[3]"One bar GYANTSE was given to those who defended, or relieved, that fort"[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.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Gould, Robert W. (1982). Campaign Medals of the British Army 1815-1972: An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors. Great Britain: Arms and Armour Press. p. 53. 
  2. ^ Gould, Robert W. (1982). Campaign Medals of the British Army 1815-1972: An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors. Great Britain: Arms and Armour Press. p. 53. 
  3. ^ a b [1] Tibet Medal on the British Medals website
  • Gould, Robert W. (1982). Campaign Medals of the British Army 1815-1972: An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors. Great Britain: Arms and Armour Press. p. 53. 

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