Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 September 2011)
Date of Auction: 23rd September 2011
Sold for £5,000
Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500
Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian (T. Doore, 43rd Foot) nearly extremely fine £2000-2500
FootnoteEx Elson Collection 1963.
Only 2 officers and 19 men of the 43rd received the clasp for St Sebastian, where they served in a detachment of volunteers.
Thomas Doore applied late for a pension and was examined at Chelsea Hospital on Tuesday 23 January 1855, then aged 76. He was born at Plymouth, Devon, in about 1779, and had been a brick-maker by trade. He was discharged in the year 1815, after 7 years 3 months service, and had been severely wounded in the left leg at St Sebastian. He received a pension of sixpence per day. Sold with research including copied entry from ‘Examination of Invalid Soldiers’ carried out on 23 January 1855.