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Afghanistan 1878-80 85th Foot

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Afghanistan Medal 1878-80, no bar, 1554 Pte W. Henson, 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot.

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Afghanistan Medal 1878-80, no bar, 1554 Pte W. Henson, 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot.

 

Shown on the 1871 Army Index as stationed with the 85th Foot in Dagshai, India.
The medal roll shows he was sent home to England during February 1881 with time expired for his service.

 

Soon after the Afghanistan campaign the 85th Foot was amalgamated with the 53rd Shropshire Regiment of Foot to become the 2nd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry during the 1881 reforms.