Afghanistan Medal 1878-80, no clasp awarded to Lance Corporal Frances Russell 78th Foot, (Seaforth Highlanders), (1378.Lce. Corpl. F. Russell. 78th. Foot.), very fine, light toning.
Francis Russell was born in Lanark his trade on enlistment was given as Labourer and he was 18 years old he attested for the 78th Foot at 9.30am on the 23rd June 1864. He was appointed Lance Corporal 10th November 1880 to 1st January 1881 and promoted Corporal 2nd January 1881. Her Served Home 24th June 1864 to 2nd August 1865, Gibraltar 3rd August 1865 to 5th July 1867, Canada 6th July 1867 to 8th May 1869, Nova Scotia 9th May 1869 to 21st December 1871, Home 22nd December 1871 to 14th February 1879, East Indies 15th February 1879 to 26th August 1880, Afghanistan 27th August 1880 to 14 May 1881, East Indies 15th May 1881 to 2nd March 1883, Home 3rd March 1883 to 24th June 1884. He was awarded the Afghan Medal, Papers refer. He was discharged at Fort George on the 24th June 1884 in consequence of “having been reduced to the ranks from the rank of Corporal after having been imprisoned for 1 year by District Court Martial. Sold with 11 pages of copied service papers.