Orders, Decorations and Medals (12 May 2015)

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Date of Auction: 12th May 2015

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Badajoz, Salamanca (J. Martin, Hospital Mate.) good very fine and very scarce £1800-2200


Just 8 Hospital Mates found on the medal roll.

James Martin was born on 3 January 1790. He trained as a Physician in Edinburgh, gaining the L.R.C.S. Ed. 1811 and passing an examination for surgery of the R.C.S. Eng. 1812. In 1826 he gained the degree of M.D. Ed. Entering military service, he was appointed a Hospital Mate on 12 February 1812 and saw active service in the Peninsula War at Badajoz and Salamanca. He was appointed an Assistant Surgeon with the 1st West India Regiment, October 1816; Assistant Surgeon to the 5th Foot, May 1817; and retired on Half Pay on 6 January 1825. Dr Martin died in Edinburgh on 10 February 1875. Sold with copied research.