Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £1,900

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

A Light Division Peninsular War medal to Private Robert Bottoms, 52nd Foot, one of the small detachment present at the siege of St Sebastian

Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, St. Sebastian, Nive (R. Bottoms, 52nd Foot) edge bruising, therefore very fine £1600-1800


Three officers and 48 men of the 52nd received the clasp for St Sebastian where they served in a detachment of volunteers. Private Robert Bottoms was also present at Waterloo. In June 1817 he transferred having volunteered to the 27th Foot.

Sold with copy medal roll entry and relevant pay list for transfer.