Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (13 & 14 September 2012)

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Date of Auction: 13th & 14th September 2012

Sold for £3,900

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (R. Casey, Farrier, 14th Light Dragoons) edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £3000-3500

Footnote

Only 14 Farriers shown on the medal rolls for the various cavalry and artillery regiments.

Richard Casey was born at Tallow, Co. Waterford, and attested for the 14th Light Dragoons at Guildford on 22 February 1805, aged 15, by trade a blacksmith. He ‘served five and a half years in the Peninsula, and was present with the regiment in its several engagements and skirmishes from May 1809, until the Battle of Toulouse 1814’. He was discharged on 11 August 1832, in consequence of a bad rupture of the left side. Admitted as an In-Pensioner of Chelsea Hospital in January 1864, he reverted in October 1865 on family business and was re-admitted in April 1872, dying there on 27 May 1875. Sold with copied discharge papers.