Battle of Maharajpoor Gwalior Star 40th Foot. Named to: PTE EDW SMITH H. M. 40TH REGT.
The Battle of Maharajpoor took place on the 29th December 1843 on the same day as the Battle of Punniar for which the same Star was granted. The bronze used to make the medals was taken from bronze of the captured guns at the battles.
40th The 2nd Somersetshire Regiment of Foot
In December 1843, the 40th, with other British and Indian troops took part in a heavy action against rebels near the village of Maharajapoor, for which they were awarded the battle honour “Maharajapoor” and a medal (the Indian Star). The 40th sailed for England in 1845 and served on garrison duty in England and Ireland.
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