Sutlej Medal 1845-1846, reverse for Sobraon 1846, no clasp, awarded to Private Robert Coates, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, who having been present at the battle of Sobraon on 10th February 1846, went on to see service during the Punjab Campaign from 1848 to 1849, being present at Chillianwala and Goojerat.
Sutlej Medal 1845-1846, reverse for Sobraon 1846, no clasp; (ROBT COATES 9TH LANCERS)
Condition: slight surface contact scuffing, about Good Very Fine.
Robert Coates was born in the parish of Saint Clements, Ipswich, Suffolk, and having worked as a servant, then enlisted when aged 19 years and 9 months into the British Army at London, joining as a Private the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers on 23rd May 1841. Coates went on to serve for 6 years and 131 days, of which five years and eight months were spent abroad in India.
Coates was present with his regiment during the First Sikh War, the Sutlej Campaign from 1845 to 1846, and was present at the battle of Sobraon on 10th February 1846, for which he received the Sutlej Medal 1845-1846, with reverse for Sobraon 1846. Coates was then present during the Second Sikh War, the Punjab Campaign from 1848 to 1849, being present at the passage of the Chenab on 4th December 1848 and at the battles of Chillianwalla on 13th January 1849, and Goojerat on 21st February 1849. For this campaign he is additionally entitled to the Punjab Medal 1848-1849, with 2 Clasps for Chilianwala and Goojerat. Coates was invalided home and discharged on 1st March 1850.