Kabul to Kandahar Star, 2008 Private William Taggart, 72nd Highlanders, former Royal Renfrew Militia, fought in Afghanistan and Egypt War of 1882.
Officially embossed on reverse: “58.B.2008. PRIVATE W. TAGGART. 72nd HIGHLANDERS.”
Good condition example, barely worn
With copy service papers.
William Taggart was born in the town of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
He was an 18 year old Cooper recently released from the “Royal Renfrew” Militia when he attested for the 58th Brigade at Stirling on 18th November 1878.
Campaigns fought: Afghanistan 1880, Egypt 1882”
Medals earned: “Afghan Medal, clasp Kandahar, Bronze Star for March to Kandahar (This medal), Egyptian Medal and Khedive’s Bronze Star.”
Saw the following postings:
Home, 22nd November 1878 – 21st December 1879
East Indies, 22nd Decr 1879 -1st August 1882
Egypt, 2nd August 1882 – 1st Nov 1882
At Home, 2nd November 1882 – 21st November 1890, when discharged at end of his Army Reserve service.