Army of India Medal 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava. Lieutenant Charles H. Graeme, 5th Light Cavalry. Short hyphen reverse, officially impressed. GVF


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As a Captain, Charles Graeme was to part in the Kolhapur Campaign of 1844. Leading the 5th Madras Light Cavalry he played a prominent role in the storming of the fortress of Samanghur, preventing the escape of the defenders after a breach was stormed, and swiftly engaging a defeating a large force that attempted to come to their aid. He was slightly wounded in this battle.

Sources: Hayward (pub.), ‘The Army of India Medal Roll 1799-1826’; The Indian Mail, December 6th 1844 (No 20).