Orders, Decorations and Medals (22 September 2000)

Date of Auction: 22nd September 2000

Unsold

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Benevente, Orthes, Toulouse, Corunna (Jonathan Brown, 7th Hussars) last clasp unofficially attached, contact marks, otherwise very fine and excessively rare £6000-8000

Footnote

Ex Cheylesmore Collection 1930 and Whitaker Collection 1956.

Jonathan Brown was born in the Parish of St Martin’s, London, and enlisted into the 7th Queen’s Own Hussars on 24 January 1801. He was taken prisoner at Waterloo, 18 June, 1815, and held prisoner until 17th September (Ref Dwelly), being discharged on 24 May 1816, ‘in consequence of a rupture of the groin and imperfect vision’. He was admitted as an ‘In Pensioner’ in September 1854, and died on 10 August 1862. Whilst his name is recorded in Mullens’ roll, he has not been found on the official rolls for this medal. A total of only ten clasps were awarded for Benevente. Sold with copy service papers.