Afghan War Medals


These two medals are part of a four medal set sold at action by Bosley in Sep 2008. They belonged to a soldier of the 13th LI who fought at Jellalabad. The right-hand medal is the second type of Jellalabad medal with the figure of flying Victory on the reverse side. The medal has a more ornate suspension than the other example on this page. The left hand medal is for CABUL 1842 and was awarded to the 13th Light Infantry for their part in General Pollock's Army of Retribution. the reverse side has a Victorian crown at the top and a laurel wreath surrounding the words CABUL 1842. The medals were awarded to James Campbell who served with the 13th in the First Afghan War and through the siege of Jellalabad. After the recapture of Kabul he remained in India and transferred to the 32nd Light Infantry. He fought at Mooltan where he was wounded, and Goojerat, earning a Punjab 1849 medal with clasps for both battles. His fourth medal was awarded posthumously, being for the Indian Mutiny with DEFENCE OF LUCKNOW on the clasp. Sergeant James Campbell was killed in that siege on 10 Aug 1857.


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by Stephen Luscombe