AFGHANISTAN, 1878, CLASP, KANDAHAR ‘1040. PTE J. RUTH. 9TH LANCERS.’
Private John Ruth, from Birkenhead was discharged from the 9th Lancers on 13 August 1888 after 21 years service. This including 7 years service in India.
He is confirmed on the Afghanistan Medal Roll as serving with Served in ‘D’ Troop with entitlement as above. A note on is entry as ‘Medal & Star here’ crossed out so unclear whether or not he was entitled to Kabul to Kandahar Star or not. However contact wear suggests he was entitled to it.
Condition VF, a little contact wear as noted but no loss of naming.