The Sutlej Campaign Medal

   Instituted 17th April 1846 for award to the officers and men of the Army of the Sutlej that took part in the First Sikh War.
     Description:  36mm diameter in silver with an ornate swivelling suspender. Obverse; the diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend "VICTORIA REGINA." Reverse; the standing winged figure of Victory offering a wreath, with a trophy of arms at her feet. Around the edge is the inscription "ARMY OF THE SUTLEJ".  There are four versions of reverse, the relevant issue decided by the recipients first action which appears in exergue; MOODKEE 1845, FEROZESHUHUR 1845 (illustrated) ALIWAL 1846 and SOBRAON 1846. The recipient's further actions (if any) were then commemorated with a Bar:

MOODKEE  (18th December 1845)

(21st -22 December 1845 )

(28th January 1846)

(10th February 1846)

Naming: Impressed in serif capitals.
Ribbon: dark blue with crimson edges.

(Also see: Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for Infantry and Cavalry units.)



Sutlej Medal

Sutlej Ferozeshuhur Reverse


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