The Collection of Medals Formed by Bill and Angela Strong (18 May 2011)

Date of Auction: 18th May 2011

Sold for £6,500

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Egypt, Corunna, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, St. Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive (J. Dodd, Coldstm. Guards) suspension rather crudely re-fixed, heavy edge bruising and contact wear, therefore fine £2500-3000


Entitled to Talavera in place of Corunna. One of only 2 medals to the Coldstream Guards with the maximum 10 clasps.

Joseph Dodd was born in the Parish of Foreshill, near Coventry, and enlisted for the Coldstream Guards at Bury, Suffolk, on 15 October 1799, aged 19 years. He served in Egypt and throughout the war in the Peninsula, and with Lieutenant-Colonel Acheson’s Company in the 2nd Battalion at the battle of Waterloo. He was discharged in London on 6 March 1817, ‘being very infirm and subject to asthma, the effects of service in Egypt and different parts of Europe’. Sold with copy discharge papers.