12 July 1849 - The Second Anglo Sikh War
The ending of the first Anglo Sikh War resulted in the Treaty of Lahore (9th March 1846), Sikhs were made to surrender the valuable region (the Jullundur Doab) between the Beas River and Sutlej River. The soldiers who fought the battles as a part of the British forces were awarded the Sutlej Medal, designed by William Wyon (1795–1851), the chief engraver at the Royal Mint. This was the first medal that had clasps to denote soldiers who fought in the major battles of the Sutlej campaign. On one side of this medal is the head of Queen Victoria. Along with the head of the reigning Queen, the legend VICTORIA REGINA has been engraved. On the other side, the symbol of Victory has been designed, with a collection of the weapons of the Sikh Army placed near her feet.