Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (30 March 2011)

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Date of Auction: 30th March 2011

Sold for £7,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

The Peninsula War medal to Thomas Broderick, 52nd Foot, who was wounded in the thigh at Corunna, in the head at Ciudad Rodrigo, where he was one of the Storming Party, and in the shoulder at Vera in the Pyrenees

Military General Service
1793-1814, 10 clasps, Corunna, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Orthes, Toulouse (Thomas Broderick, 52nd Foot) edge bruising, otherwise very fine £4000-5000

Footnote

Ex Sotheby February 1911 and Needes Collection 1940.

Thomas Broderick was born in the Parish of Elphin, near Boyle, County Roscommon, and enlisted at Wicklow on 12 May 1805, aged 26, for unlimited service. He served thirteen years 289 days plus another two years service allowed for being a ‘Waterloo Man’. He was discharged at Uxbridge on 24 February 1819, in consequence of a reduction in the Establishment of the Regiment, his conduct being described as ‘excellent.’ His discharge papers note that ‘he has been wounded by a musquet ball in the left thigh at Corunna, 16th Jany. 1809, in the head by a musquet ball at Rodrigo, 19th Jany. 1812, and left shoulder at Vera, 7th Octr. 1813 - in the Storming Party at Rodrigo.’ Sold with copy discharge papers.