In these photographs, the medals are (above) the India General Service Medal with the ‘Persia’ clasp and the Indian Mutiny Medal with two clasps ‘Lucknow’, and the very rare ‘Defence of Lucknow’ clasp (left), which was only awarded to those who were besieged inside the Residency. Soldiers of Sir Colin Campbell’s column that finally relieved the city were eligible for the ‘relief of Lucknow’ clasp

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