Scinde Medal : Sergeant T Mallet, 22nd Regiment

Unit British Army
Accession Number RELAWM14662
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver, Steel
Date made c 1843

Scinde Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details. Obverse: The diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend 'VICTORIA REGINA'. Reverse: 'MEEANEE HYDERBAD' on two lines surrounded by a wreath and surmounted by a crown. Fitted with a steel clip and straight bar suspender. A piece of 45 mm rainbow pattern watered red, white, yellow, white and blue is attached to the suspender.

History / Summary

Awarded to Sergeant Thomas Mallet, 22nd Regiment. This medal was authorised on the 22 September 1843 to be issued to those who had accompanied Sir Charles Napier in his campaign to punish the Amirs of Scinde, Rustram, Nasir Khan and Shere Mahomed, for their constant raids on British convoys on their way to and from Afghanistan. The 22nd Foot particularly distinguished itself and on its return to Bombay the whole garrison paraded to salute the regiment. When the medals were issued to the 22nd Foot, Lieutenant-Colonel Pennefather, at his own expense, had the steel suspenders replaced with silver ones. However this medal has an original steel suspender. This medal is part of a collection assembled by the late Hon. Sir Thomas Hughes, Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales. It was presented to the Memorial in memory of his son, Captain Roger Forrest Hughes, Australian Army Medical Corps, who died of wounds in France on 11 December 1916 and his grandson, Flying Officer Peter Roger Forrest Hughes, 12 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, who was killed on active service while flying in the Northern Territory on 3 October 1942.

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