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Tibet 1904 Bronze ST Corps

£395.00

Tibet Medal, 1904, Bronze, 86 Cooly Rasula Khan, Supply and Transport Corps. A non combatant of Younghusband’s Tibet Expedition.

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SKU: J7822 Category:
Origin: United Kingdom
Nearly Extremely Fine

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Tibet Medal, 1904, Bronze, 86 Cooly Rasula Khan, Supply and Transport Corps. A non combatant of Younghusband’s Tibet Expedition.

 

Officially engraved in fine running script: “86 Cooly Rasula Khan S & T Corps”

 

A likely Muslim “Cooly” (Labourer) of the Supply & Transport Corps.

 

The Supply and Transport Corps was made up of many different men, a large number employed from India, comprising of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims, as well as locally recruited Tibetan “Gurkhas”.