Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (11 & 12 December 2013)

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Date of Auction: 11th & 12th December 2013

Sold for £5,800

Estimate: £5,500 - £6,500

Henry Campbell, 52nd Foot, who served at Corunna, throughout the Peninsula and afterwards at Waterloo

Military General Service 1793-1814, 12 clasps, Corunna, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse (Henry Campbell, 52nd Foot.) minor edge bruises, otherwise good very fine £5500-6500


Provenance: Sotheby, February 1921; Needes Collection 1925, sold Glendining, July 1940.

Only 87 medals were issued with 12 clasps including 18 to the 52nd Foot.

Henry Campbell was born in the Parish of Donamore, Dungannon, County Armagh, and enlisted into the 52nd Foot at Dublin on 10 May 1805. He served with the 52nd Foot throughout the Peninsula and at the battle of Waterloo, and was discharged on 24 August 1821, on reduction of the establishment of the Regiment. He was then aged 43 years and subsequently served with the 2nd Veteran Battalion for a period of 4 years 121 days, until 24 March 1826, when the battalion was disbanded. He was subsequently resident at Londonderry and died on 18 January 1856. Sold with full research.