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Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 2 Clasps: Charasia, Kabul, awarded to Lance Corporal S. Aston, 67th South Hampshire Regiment of Foot, who saw service during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, and was present in the action at Charasia on 6th October 1879 and in the operations at or near Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879.

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Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 2 Clasps: Charasia, Kabul, awarded to Lance Corporal S. Aston, 67th South Hampshire Regiment of Foot, who saw service during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, and was present in the action at Charasia on 6th October 1879 and in the operations at or near Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879.

Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 2 Clasps: Charasia, Kabul; (578. LCE: CORPL. S. ASTON, 67TH: FOOT.)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Samuel Aston was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, and having worked as a watchmaker, originally enlisted into the British Army at Coventry on 25th January 1859, joining as a Private (No.578) the 67th South Hampshire Regiment of Foot. Posted to China from December 1863, and then to the Cape of Good Hope in February 1865, he was posted home in September 1866. Having re-engaged to complete 21 years service on 31st August 1867, he was posted to India from November 1872, and was appointed to Lance Corporal on 28th December 1874.

Present on operations in Afghanistan during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, he saw service in the action at Charasia on 6th October 1879 and in the operations at or near Kabul from 10th to 23rd December 1879. Aston was posted home in January 1885, and discharged in that same month. He is additionally entitled to the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.