Orders, Decorations and Medals (12 June 1991)

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Date of Auction: 12th June 1991

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £700 - £900

ARMY OF INDIA 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (Surgn. W. Daunt, M.D., 44th Foot), short hyphen reverse, impressed naming, with silver brooch buckle, good very fine


William Daunt was appointed Hospital Mate in 1807 and Assistant Surgeon, 25th Foot, in 1808. Later in the same year he was appointed to the 70th Foot, and in 1814 as Surgeon with the Canadian Fencible Infantry. He exchanged into the 58th Foot in 1815 and to the 44th Foot on 10 June, 1824. Doctor Daunt (M.D. Edinburgh, 1819) served at the capture of Madeira in 1807; the capture of Martinique in 1809; and at the capture of Arracan in 1825 (medal with clasp).