Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 2 Clasps: Kabul, Kandahar, awarded to Private Samuel Compton, 9th The Queen’s Royal Lancers, who saw service in Afghanistan during the Second Afghanistan War on the first occasion from 13th March 1879 to 6th June 1879 ...

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Condition: some contact pitting from a Kabul to Kandahar Star, Very fine
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Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 2 Clasps: Kabul, Kandahar, awarded to Private Samuel Compton, 9th The Queen’s Royal Lancers, who saw service in Afghanistan during the Second Afghanistan War on the first occasion from 13th March 1879 to 6th June 1879 when he returned to India, and then on the second occasion from 11th October 1879, and was then present in action at Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879, and having then taken part in Lord Robert’s famous march from Kabul to Kandahar which lasted from 9th to 31st August 1880, was then present in action at Kandahar on 1st September 1880.

Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, two clasps, Kabul, Kandahar; (1397. PTE. S. COMPTON. 9TH. LANCERS.)

Samuel Compton was born in Stratford Toney, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, and having worked as a labourer attested for service with the British Army at Aldershot on 11th November 1871, joining as a Private (No.1397) the 9th The Queen’s Royal Lancers. Posted to India on 9th January 1875, and then to Afghanistan for service during the Second Afghanistan War from 13th March 1879 to 6th June 1879 when he returned to India, he then returned to Afghanistan for further active service from 11th October 1879, and was then present in action at Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879, and having then taken part in Lord Robert’s famous march from Kabul to Kandahar which lasted from 9th to 31st August 1880, was then present in action at Kandahar on 1st September 1880. Posted back to India on 12th December 1881, he then re-engaged at Amballa in order to complete 21 years service on 25th August 1883, and was posted home on 23rd November 1885. Compton was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1st April 1891, and was then permitted to extend his service beyond 21 years whilst station at Armagh on 7th October 1892, being eventually discharged on 30th November 1895. Additionally entitled to both the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880.