British Military & Naval Medals and Decorations

E. Stanford, 1880 - 140 Seiten
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Seite 32 - The Prince Regent having been graciously pleased to command, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, that...
Seite 138 - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
Seite 138 - The Prince Regent has been graciously pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to command, that, in commemoration of the brilliant and decisive victory of Waterloo, a medal shall be conferred upon every Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer, and Soldier of the British Army present upon that memorable occasion.
Seite 13 - Bhurtpore completes the list of distinguished services for which it pleased Her Most Gracious Majesty, under the general order dated 21st March, 1851, "to " signify her assent to a measure proposed by the Honourable " East India Company, for granting honorary distinctions to " the surviving officers and soldiers of the Crown, who were
Seite 38 - August, 1839, about a month after the British army, under Sir J. Keane, had captured the fortress of Ghuznee, HM Shah Shoojah intimated his intention to confer medals on all the troops there employed, as a mark of the high estimation in which he held their gallantry. The decoration was soon after distributed to the soldiers of the Crown, when permission had been granted by Her Majesty for the same to be worn. The medal, though rather small, is made of excellent silver, and presents, on the obverse,...
Seite 30 - Presented by the Calcutta Government in memory of good service and intrepid valour, AD 1784. AH 1199;" around, ' Like this coin may it endure in the world, and the exertions of those lion-hearted Englishmen of great name, victorious from Hindostan to the Deccan, become exalted.
Seite 32 - Brock, and which the prince regent has been pleased to direct should be deposited with his family, as a token of the respect which his royal highness entertains for the memory of that officer. I am, Sir, yours, FREDERICK, Commander-in-Chief. * The medal is a very large and beautifully executed gold one, made to suspend from the neck. On the obverse is, " Detroit ;" on the reverse, the figure of Britannia ; and round the rim, " Major-General Sir Isaac Brock.
Seite 6 - Walsh, (who commanded a troop of horse at the battle of Edge Hill, 1642), for recovering the King's colours taken by the enemy, and capturing two pieces of cannon ; he received the honour of knighthood from the King, who commanded that a medal of gold should be made, which decoration Walsh afterwards received. On the 3rd September...
Seite 19 - ... the first Burmese war, distributed only to the Company's troops, represents the white elephant of Ava, in an attitude of submission, crouching before the lion of England ; behind the lion is the Union Jack unfurled ; behind the elephant is the drooping flag of Burmah. On the reverse, the troops are advancing towards a pagoda, enclosed within a stockade, a steamer and force of boats have commenced the attack from the river Irrawaddy, which flows past ; in the foreground is the English general,...
Seite 49 - Dutch, represents a Sepoy regiment carrying Fort Cornells by storm: the fort is being blown up ; on the flagstaff is seen the British flag over the Dutch; above is the word " CORNELIS." The reverse, which is inscribed in Persian, reads in English : — " This medal is presented in commemoration " of the valour and courage displayed by the Sepoys of the " Honourable East India Company, in the conquest of Java, " 1228 Mohammedan Era." The legend, which is in English, is — " JAVA CONQUERED, xxvi AUGUST,...

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