Hunza Naga Badge, 1891, reverse stamped “Gurney & Son, London, Woodstock Street”.
A rare campaign medal awarded to the Imperial Service Troops for the ‘Anglo-Brusho War’ of 1891, as the Troops of the British Raj fought against the Princely States of Hunza and Nagar in the Gilgit Agency.
Colonel Algernon Durand commanded a force of about 1,000 rifles and 2 Guns, the British gained control of Nagar during a battle at Nilt Nagar during 1891. The fort at Nilt was stormed, and after a fortnight’s delay the cliffs beyond it were also carried by assault. Hunza and Nagar were then occupied and the chief of Nagar was reinstates on making his submission, for Hunza the Half-brother of the Raja of Hunza was instead installed as Chief in place of his brother.
For this short campaign three Victoria Crosses were awarded to Sir Fenton Aylmer, Lieut Guy Boisragon, 5th Gurkha Rifles & Lieut John Manners Smith for the assault on Nilt Fort.