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A very good Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 1 Clasp: Ahmed Khel, awarded to Lieutenant Colonel later Brevet Colonel A. Copland, 19th Bengal Native Infantry, Indian Army, who having seen service with Colonel Craigie's force against the Hill Tribes on ...

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A very good Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 1 Clasp: Ahmed Khel, awarded to Lieutenant Colonel later Brevet Colonel A. Copland, 19th Bengal Native Infantry, Indian Army, who having seen service with Colonel Craigie's force against the Hill Tribes on the Peshawar Frontier in March 1855 and then in Bhootan in 1865, commanded his regiment during the Second Afghanistan War, being Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath.     Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 1 Clasp: Ahmed Khel; (LT.COL: A. COPLAND. BL: S.C. 19TH BEN: N:I:) Condition: Good Very Fine. Awarded to Lieutenant Colonel later Colonel A. Copland, Indian Army, who was originally with Colonel Craigie's force against the Hill Tribes on the Peshawar Frontier in March 1855, for which he received the India General Service Medal 1854-1895, with clasp for North West Frontier, and then saw service in the Bhootan campaign in 1865 for which added that clasp to his medal, having been present at the assault on and capture of the Bala Stockade, when serving with the 19th Bengal Native Infantry. Copland commanded his regiment during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, being present during the second advance on Kandahar, the advance on Ghazni, and to Kabul, and then the return march to India, having been present in the battle of Ahmed Khel on 19th April 1880, and in the action at Arzu, being Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath, and then awarded the rank of Brevet Colonel on 14th January 1884.