Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 February 2015)

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Date of Auction: 25th February 2015

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Salamanca, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (Dond. Fraser, 42nd Foot.) good very fine £1800-2200


Ex McKenzie Collection 1873 and Samson Collection 1991.

Donald Fraser was born at Inverness on 1 January 1785, and enlisted into the 42nd Foot at Fort George on 22 March 1807, aged 22. He went to the Peninsula with the 2nd Battalion and was later received into the 1st Battalion. He served in Captain James Stirling’s Company at Waterloo, and is possibly also entitled to the Regimental Medal for the Peninsula war. He was discharged to Pension at Gibraltar on 17 August 1826, worn out from long service.