Archived Lot

Date of Auction: 13th December 2007

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Martinique, Guadaloupe (Caleb Bell, 15th Foot) fitted with silver ribbon buckle, edge bruising, otherwise very fine £1200-1400


47 medals to this regiment, including 23 with these two clasps.

Caleb Bell was born at Barnard Castle, near Sunderland, Co. Durham, and enlisted at Edinburgh on 12 November 1799, aged 17, for unlimited service. He served for 18 years 73 days, including 12 years in the West Indies, 1805-17, and was a Corporal for five and a half years and a Sergeant for 157 days. He was discharged in the rank of Private at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 24 September 1818, and received his final discharge in England on 22 February 1819, ‘being worn out and inpaired vision.’ Sold with copy discharge papers and copied pages from the detailed regimental history for this period.