India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (Lieut. Lord Inglis, 1st Bn. Gordon Highrs.) officially engraved in running script but rank and name re-engraved, good very fine £80-100
A curiosity that was first recorded in the mid 1930s by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall in his notes on regimental medals as being in the Lees Collection. Dingwall had himself served in the Chitral campaign and was mystified by this medal. The recipient does not exist and the medal must at one time have been named to an Indian follower, traces of a regimental number being discernable before the rank of Lieut.