Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, three clasps: Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul, awarded to Private Andrew Young, 72nd Regiment of Foot - the Seaforth Highlanders, later 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, who saw extensive service during the Second Afg...

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Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, three clasps: Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul, awarded to Private Andrew Young, 72nd Regiment of Foot - the Seaforth Highlanders, later 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, who saw extensive service during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, and was present at the Battle of Peiwar Kotal on 28th to 29th November 1878, the battle of Charasia on 6th October 1879, and in the action at Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879. Young then formed a part of Lord Robert's famous march of 310 miles from Kabul to Kandahar which occurred between the 9th and 31st August 1880, and was then present in the action at Kandahar on 1st September 1880. He went on to see service during the Egyptian War, and was present in action at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir on 13th September 1882. Having transferred to the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment in March 1889, he was ultimately a Colour Sergeant with the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of that regiment from March 1892 through to July 1899.

Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, three clasps: Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul; (1372 PTE. A. YOUNG. 72ND. HIGHRS.)

Andrew Young was born in Pollokshaws, near Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and having worked as a brush maker, then attested for service with the British Army at Glasgow on 15th April 1868, joining as a Private (No.1372) the 72nd Regiment of Foot - the Seaforth Highlanders. |Posted out to India from 21st February 1871, he then saw extensive service during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, and was present at the Battle of Peiwar Kotal on 28th to 29th November 1878, the battle of Charasia on 6th October 1879, and in the action at Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879. Young then formed a part of Lord Robert's famous march of 310 miles from Kabul to Kandahar which occurred between the 9th and 31st August 1880, and was then present in the action at Kandahar on 1st September 1880. Young was stationed at Lucknow when he re-engaged to complete 21 years with the Colours on 5th January 1881, and from July 1881 found himself serving with the newly retitled 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Posted from India to Egypt on 2nd August 1882, Young was then present during the Egyptian War of 1882, being engaged at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir on 13th September 1882. With the end of the campaign, Young was posted home on 1st November 1882. Appointed to Lance Corporal on 4th November 1882, and promoted to Corporal on 20th January 1883, he was appointed to Lance Sergeant on 26th January 1884, and promoted to Sergeant on 29th September 1884. Promoted to Colour Sergeant on 15th April 1889, Young then transferred as a Sergeant (No.1335) to the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment on 16th March 1889, and on 10th April 1889 was allowed to extend his service beyond 21 years with the Colours. Posted as a Colour Sergeant to the 3rd Volunteer Battalion on 16th March 1892, he was discharged ‘after three months notice’ on 31st July 1899. Young is additionally entitled to the Kandahar clasp to the Afghanistan Medal, and also the Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, along with the Egypt and Sudan Medal with clasp Tel-el-Kebir, and the Khedive’s Star dated 1882.