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Maharajpoor Star 1843, fitted with modified back clasp and ring suspension, unnamed example as awarded to native troops of the Honourable East India Company forces.

£380.00
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Product ID: CMA/29779
Condition: some contact wear, and light polishing, hence only Fine.
Description:

Maharajpoor Star 1843, fitted with modified back clasp and ring suspension, unnamed example as awarded to native troops of the Honourable East India Company forces.

Condition: some contact wear, and light polishing, hence only Fine.

Awarded to a native soldier of the Honourable East India Company forces who was present with his unit at the battle of Maharajpoor on 29th December 1843, this being during the Gwalior Campaign which became necessary due to the disturbances in the state of Gwalior following the death of the Maharajah in February 1843.

As a result, Lord Ellenborough, Governor General of India, ordered the formation of an 'Army of Exercise' under Gough to operate along the border. However, in late December, it became necessary to cross into Gwalior and battles were fought at Maharajpoor and Punniar on the 29th December 1843. Af the battle of Maharajpoor, Gough defeated the Mahrattas who were strongly entrenched around the villages of Maharajpoor, Skirkapoor and Chonda. The Gwalior army was destroyed as a fighting force in the encounter with the approximate loss to Gough of 800 men.