This medal was awarded to Alexander Forbes for service in Afghanistan 1878 - 1879-1880. He enlisted in the 1/25th Regiment of Foot in 1875 when he was 21 and was discharged from the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1896. In 1883 he married my great aunt Elizabeth Martin who was in service. After marriage they lived in Kelso. They had two sons and two daughters. Isabella emigrated to Australia, Lavinia married my uncle John Henderson of York. The two sons James and Alexander were both killed in the First World War and still we are at war in Afghanistan. What a waste of life.