29 August 2011
Defence of Kelat-i-Ghilzie Medal
Sanctioned by a General Order from Simla, India dated 4th October 1842.
Awarded to the Garrison at Kelat-i-Ghilzie, Afghanistan which was commanded by Captain John Halkett Craigie. The Garrison withstood a four-month siege until relieved in May 1842.
Silver, 36mm diameter. The obverse (above) portrays a shield with the words KELAT-I-GHILZIE whilst the reverse (below) depicts an assortment of military trophies and the inscription INVICTA MDCCCXLII. The medal was designed by William Wyon RA.
41mm wide, rainbow pattern of red, white, yellow, white and blue.
Steel suspender and clip.
Engraved in script along the edge.
British Battles and Medals for the history of the medal, Dix Noonan Webb for the images used in this post.