Star, Gwalior

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A Gwalior Star. The bronze six pointed star has a silvered star at the centre. " MAHARAJPOOR / 29th DEC " is embossed at the centre. " Private Francis / Provd H.M. / 16th Lancers " is marked on the reverse. The star is attached to a watered red, white yellow white and blue ribbon by a replacement bar. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
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This star was awarded to Private Francis for his service during the Gwalior campaign, India in 1843. This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the collection of prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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