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17 September 2004

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The Sutlej medal to Private Samuel Rose, 31st Regiment, who later drowned

Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845, 3 clasps, Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon (Samuel Rose, 31st Regt.) minor marks and bruises, otherwise good very fine

Samuel Rose enlisted at Head Quarters as a Private with the 31st Regiment on 7 December 1843, with regimental number 2161. He embarked for India on board the ship Bolton on 28 June 1844, arriving on 15 October 1844. He joined the regiment at Umballa on 12 March 1845, and fought with it in every engagement during the ensuing Sikh war. Sadly, he was drowned on 2 June 1846.

Refs: WO 12/4686-4689.

The first clasp has been sprung