An Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 1 Clasp: Ahmed Khel, awarded to Private Martin McQueeney, 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot, who was present out in India and Afghanistan during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, being present in action at Ahmed Khel on 19th April 1880. This action was the last time that the 59th Foot carried its regimental colours into action, and during the campaign, the regiment wore locally produced khaki uniforms, one of the first occasions that khaki was worn in action.

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An Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 1 Clasp: Ahmed Khel, awarded to Private Martin McQueeney, 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot, who was present out in India and Afghanistan during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, being present in action at Ahmed Khel on 19th April 1880. This action was the last time that the 59th Foot carried its regimental colours into action, and during the campaign, the regiment wore locally produced khaki uniforms, one of the first occasions that khaki was worn in action.

Afghanistan Medal 1878-1880, 1 Clasp: Ahmed Khel; (11. PTE: M. Mc.QUEENEY. 59TH: FOOT.)

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Martin McQueeney saw service as a Private (No.11) with the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot, and was present out in India and Afghanistan during the Second Afghanistan War of 1878 to 1880, being present in action at Ahmed Khel on 19th April 1880. This action was the last time that the 59th Foot carried its regimental colours into action, and during the campaign, the regiment wore locally produced khaki uniforms, one of the first occasions that khaki was worn in action.