India General Service Medal 1896 – Hazara 1891 and Samana 1891 Clasps
The medal is named correctly in running script to:
3283 Pte J Bennett 1st Bn K. R. Rif. C.
King’s Royal Rifle Corps
The Hazara Clasp was for the Hazara Field Force under Maj Gen Elles against the Hussanzais and Akazais in the Black Mountains. The insurgents were finally captured on the 9800 feet high Machai Peak.
The Samana 1891 Clasp was authorised for the second Miranzai Expeditionary Force commanded by Brig Gen Lockhart against the Samana Heights where a local Muslim Cleric, Syed Mir Basha, had proclaimed a jihad.
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