India General Service Medal

A campaign medal approved on 1 March 1854, for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies. It was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India and nearby countries between 1852 and 1895. A total of 24 clasps could be awarded for 23 campaigns with 55 qualifying actions. Those who qualified for a second clasp received the new clasp only to be attached to their existing medal. The medal was never issued without a clasp.