Orders, Decorations and Medals (4 December 2001)

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2001

Sold for £1,700

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Martinique, Guadaloupe (George Graydon, Capt. R. Engs.) nearly extremely fine and rare £1600-1800


Captain George Graydon was at the capture of Martinique, in 1809, and Guadaloupe, in 1810, on each of which occasions he was the senior officer of Royal Engineers serving with a Division of the Army. Only three Royal Engineer officers received these two clasps. Graydon was subsequently appointed a Knight of Hanover and became Colonel on 1 April 1846, in which rank he died in 1852.