India General Service Medal 1854, bar Umbeyla 1863, 984 Private Robert Pullen, 7th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Fusiliers.
Officially impressed: “984 R Pullen H Ms 1st Bn 7th Regt”
A particularly good example of this medal.
Confirmed on the medal roll, which recalls he was discharged on 24th December 1868.
As such the address noted for sending as “Owens” at 4 Oaks, Barkswell, near Coventry
During the Umbeyla or “Ambela” Campaign of 1863, the British Army under Neville Bowles Chamberlain consisted of 6000 Soldiers against 15,000 from the Swati Tribe, Buernwal Tribe and Yusufzai Tribes, under Saidu Baba, Sultan Muhammad Khan and Sardar Darqiz Khan.
Ambela was a buffer zone between the Emirate of Afghanistan and the North West Frontier of British India, the enemy being recounted as “The Hindustani Fanatics at Malka, a Colony of malcontents or bigoted Muslims from Hindustan” – The words of the Indian State Railways Magazine circa 1933.
The campaign would be rife with British Casualties, out of 6000 men, about 1000 became casualties.